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Legislative Day 27 - February 28, 2012

It is the 27th legislative day of the Georgia General Assembly.

Long-awaited extensive Criminal Justice Reform is introduced. Governor Nathan Deal says there’s still work to be done.

The Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal reaches the Capitol as legislation requiring the return of bonus money paid to teachers who altered standardized test scores clears the House.

A bill to make assisting a suicide a felony passes Committee. The measure also revokes the licenses of medical professionals who offer suicide assistance.

High Occupancy Toll Lanes – HOT Lanes – might hit a bump in the road as a proposal to place a moratorium on them is presented in Committee

To discuss more on that Criminal Justice Reform Bill we are joined on-set by the Honorable Carol Hunstein, Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Georgia and Representative Wendell Willard, the Chair of the House Judiciary Committee.

We go in-depth with our reporter roundtable; tonight we welcome Ed Bean of The Daily Report.

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.