Good evening and welcome to a special Sine Die edition of Prime Time Lawmakers.
The Georgia House and Senate remains in session at this hour, with Sine Die – the end of the session – expected shortly before midnight.
Coming up on tonight's program, the House and Senate overcome their differences and agree to limit abortions to 20 weeks – final passage is expected before Sine Die. The revised bill takes the Senate's position by allowing for medically futile pregnancies to be terminated – that is, pregnancies that cannot sustain life. Current state law allows abortions through 26 weeks.
A measure severely restricting picketing on private property gets gutted in the house rules committee. Both the American Civil Liberties Union and various tea party groups had opposed the measure.
Sandra Parrish will be bringing us exclusive interviews live from the capitol on hot topics like education, tax reform, criminal justice reform, and illegal immigration.
And for in–depth legislative analysis on these final hours of the 2012 session, we are joined on–set by former State Legislator and Congressman Buddy Darden, and Bill Crane, Political Analyst with CSI Crane.
You can watch Prime Time Lawmakers every night the Georgia General Assembly is in session at 7p.m. on Georgia Public Broadcasting. This program re-airs the next morning at 5:00 am.