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Day 21 - February 15, 2007

The House honored the late Congressman Charlie Norwood today. Representatives Barry Fleming, Jeanette Jamieson, Sharon Cooper, and Ben Harbin, and House Speaker Glenn Richardson all took the well this morning to remember Congressman Norwood.

Some of Georgia's low-wage earners converged upon the Capitol today for the 27th annual Poor People's Day. Organizers of the event support Senate Bill 13, which would raise the minimum wage from $6.20 to $7.25 an hour, and say that 672,000 Georgians would benefit from a raise in the minimum wage.

Members of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce gathered at the Capitol today for Georgia Chamber of Commerce Day. Members heard from Lt. Governor Casey Cagle and House Speaker Glenn Richardson.

A controversial bill that would require physicians to perform an ultrasound or sonogram on a pregnant woman seeking an abortion passed out of a Senate committee. Senate Bill 66, known as the Full Disclosure Ultrasound Act, received a do-pass by substitute, as amended recommendation from the Senate Health and Human Services Committee this morning. Women seeking abortions would be offered the opportunity to see the ultrasound, but would not be required to do so by this bill.

David Zelski has our Legislative Week in Review's Tom Crawford stopped by our studio today to talk with David and Nwandi. Tom gave a retrospective on the first half of the 2007 legislative session.

All that and more, tonight on Lawmakers.