GA. CODE. ANN. § 36-69A-3. Definitions

As used in this chapter, the term:

(1) “Public agency” means:

(A) Any political subdivision of this state other than a county school district or independent school district;

(B) Any volunteer fire department;

(C) Any volunteer rescue squad;

(D) Any agency of the state government or of the United States; and

(E) Any political subdivision of another state.

(2) “State” means a state of the United States.


GA. CODE ANN. § 36-69A-4.   Joint exercise of powers, privileges, or authority; agreements with public agencies of

 other states; required information and provisions; limitations on contracts.

(a) Any power or powers, privileges, or authority exercised or capable of exercise by a public agency of this state may be exercised and enjoyed jointly with any other public agency of any other state or of the United States to the extent that laws of such other state or of the United States permit such joint exercise or enjoyment. The authority for joint or cooperative action of political subdivisions shall apply to powers, privileges, or authority vested in, funded by, or under the control of their governing bodies.

(b) Any public agency in this state may enter into agreements with a public agency in another state for joint or cooperative action pursuant to the provisions of this chapter to effectuate the purposes of this chapter.  Appropriate action of the governing bodies of the participating public agencies by resolution or otherwise pursuant to law shall be necessary before any such agreement may enter into force. Any such agreement shall be subject to the requirements provided