Day 33 - March 30, 2007


House Resolution 376 by Rep. Roberta Abdul-Salaam was scheduled to be heard early this morning in the House Special Rules Committee, but the meeting adjourned just as Rep. Abdul-Salaam was entering the room. With just seven days left in the session, it remains to be seen if HR 376, which urges the Capitol Arts Standards Commission to place a portrait of Coretta Scott King, can pass this year.

Legislation that provides for an advance directive for healthcare passed the Senate today. Sen. Seth Harp took the well to answer questions on House Bill 24, known as the Georgia Advance Directive for Healthcare Act. HB 24 passed as amended, and now goes back to the House.

The House business today consisted of approving Senate changes to the Georgia Code. Although this is done every year to correct errors and omissions in state laws, Rep. Dan Lakly wanted to know whether marking deleted sections as "reserved" paved the way to insert frivolous laws in their places. David Zelski has more.

The Senate passed anti-dog fighting legislation for the second time this session. Sen. Chip Rogers presented a substitute to House Bill 366 which includes language from a Senate bill that is already sitting in the House. HB 366 passed 53 to 0 and now goes back to the House.

Nwandi Lawson and David Zelski sat down today to talk with CapitolImpact.com's Tom Crawford about the legislative session thus far.



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