House bill would change structure of coliseum authority

A bill to restructure the Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority has passed in the state House.

According to a news release from Rep. Henry “Wayne” Howard, the bill passed Monday sets up a seven-member board – three appointed by the five Augusta commissioners from each of the two super districts, with a chairman appointed by the legislative delegation who only votes to break a tie.

Unlike a previous draft that has been circulating, the legislation passed in the House bars current coliseum authority members from being reappointed for one year.

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