JEKYLL ISLAND, Georgia (AP) - A state senator says he's confident Georgia lawmakers will approve a regulation guiding conservation and development at Jekyll Island that has support from the state park's managers and conservationists.
Republican Sen. Ross Tolleson of Perry leads oversight for Jekyll Island and said Thursday that he's among those in favor of abolishing the 1971 law that limits development to 35 percent of its land area and replacing it with a fixed number of acres that are open to construction.
Tolleson chairs the Jekyll Island Legislative Oversight Committee.
The Jekyll Island Authority and conservation groups have been debating how the park should be measured, which led to questions over whether its development limit had been exceeded. Their compromise to set a fixed acreage requires changing state law.