House Resolution 4 seeks to end a dispute about the Georgia and Tennessee. While this bill is funny to read about, it is somewhat important as it deals with our water dispute with Tennessee.
At various points since the early 19th century, Georgia has disputed its northern border with Tennessee. In 1796, when Tennessee was admitted to the Union, the border was originally defined by United States Congress as located on the 35th parallel, thereby ensuring that at least a portion of the river would be located within Georgia. As a result of an erroneously conducted survey in 1818 (ratified by the Tennessee legislature, but not Georgia), however, the actual border line was set on the ground approximately one mile south, thus placing the disputed portion of the river entirely in Tennessee. (Wiki)
In 2008, we passed a resolution instructing the Governor to take the issue to the Supreme Court. It is not known how the Supreme Court would rule on the issue.