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Legislative Day 30 - 2011

Today is Crossover Day, when a bill must pass its chamber of origin by the end of the day to be eligible to crossover to the other chamber.

Despite cries that the legislation was dead this session, the Senate passed a Sunday alcohol sales bill. The measure would allow local communities to vote on whether or not they would want retailers to sell wine, beer and liquor on Sunday.

Also, a bill removing the ban on carrying firearms in churches passed the Senate.

In the House, a bill raising the cap on a private school scholarship program cleared the chamber.

Tonight we continue our leadership interview series with Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Carol Hunstein. Justice Hunstein talks about judicial reform.

We are also joined by Danny Orrock, Deputy Director of Georgia Watch, a consumer advocacy group and Kyle Jackson, the state director of the National Federation of Independent Businesses, a small business trade group.

You can watch Prime Time Lawmakers every night the Georgia General Assembly is in session at 7p.m. on Georgia Public Broadcasting. The program re-airs the next morning at 5:30 am.