Milton County legislation on the table again

A Johns Creek Republican has pre-filed a piece of legislation that would allow the north part of Fulton County to split off into Milton County.

Filed by Brad Raffensperger, House Resolution 964 would amend the state constitution so a county that existed previously but merged with another county could be recreated.

If the county is re-created, the legislation says, the boundaries must be “generally similar” but would not have to be identical. The re-creation would have to be approved by voters in the proposed new county.

In the past, Jan Jones, R-Milton, has made the case for Milton County.

Raffensperger also pre-filed legislation that would revise Fulton County’s ad valorem property taxes to double the county’s property tax homestead exemption. If passed, it would cost Fulton tens of millions of dollars in revenue.