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Legislative Day 20 - February 16, 2012

This is the 20th legislative day of the Georgia General Assembly.

Coming up on Primetime Lawmakers, behind the scenes work continues on the constitutional amendment to allow State Charter Schools as a compromise is reached.

A controversial measure allowing guns to be carried on college campuses and other currently restricted areas is introduced today. Second amendment advocates and law enforcement are at odds over this one.

Senators invoke the name and legacy of former Governor Zell Miller as discussion about the future of the HOPE scholarship gets heated.

Spurred on by last year's execution of Troy Davis, activists and legislators call for an end to the death penalty in Georgia.

The state plans to eliminate bariatric weight–loss surgery coverage from the state health benefit plan, for an estimated savings of 3.5 million dollars. We will be joined onset by David Cook, Commissioner of the Department of Community Health and Representative Katie Dempsey, Vice Chairman House Appropriations for Human Resources.

We also go in-depth with Jim Galloway, the AJC’s Political Insider, and Andy Miller, Editor and CEO of the Georgia Health News.

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