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House Rules Committee
The Sunday alcohol sales bill is scheduled for a vote in the state Senate on Wednesday. If the bill does not pass, it will be dead for this legislative session. The bill was one of the first to make it out of committee this session, but on Tuesday it was one of the last chosen by the Senate Rules Committee for Wednesday’s calendar.
The State Senate has unanimously passed a bill designed to protect military parents from losing custody of their children. The Georgia Military Parents Rights Act now heads to the House for consideration. The bill keeps judges from issuing final custody orders while parents are deployed. It also gives soldiers 90 days to prepare for court once they return.
Voters may have to sign off on parts of a plan to overhaul Georgia’s tax code. That's delaying lawmakers from voting on the package.
A key lawmaker in the state Senate says he expects Sunday alcohol sales to be on the chamber's agenda by Wednesday. That's when bills must have passed either the state House or Senate to remain alive during this year's legislative session. Senate Republicans shot down Sunday sales in a private meeting last month, leading the measure's supporters to call and write, demanding a public vote.
The state House and Senate are now more in line with what they want out of immigration reform. The Senate passed its version of a hotly debated bill. Immigration bills in both chambers require businesses with five or more workers use a federal employment eligibility database called E-verify for new hires.