Perdue signs legislation reorganizing coliseum authority

Gov. Sonny Perdue has signed legislation that overhauls the Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority.

His office announced in a news release today that he signed House Bill 813, which passed last month on the final day of the legislative session.

The bill reduces the current 12-member board to seven members – six appointed by Augusta commissioners and a chairman chosen by the legislative delegation. Under the bill, the terms of all sitting coliseum authority members end at midnight May 31, and they’re barred from being reappointed for one year.

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