Georgia lawmakers are limiting the number of commercial crabbing licenses state Department of Natural Resources officials distribute. Under the bill, the DNR will cut the number of licenses from 138 to 100 starting in May of next year. Brunswick State Representative Alex Atwood sponsored the legislation to help a struggling blue crab population.
The pool of prospective jurors in Georgia would grow under a plan to use driver’s license rolls to fill juries. Right now, jurors are selected from county voter registration lists. The measure, sponsored by Brunswick Rep. Alex Atwood, would add anyone with a drivers’ license or state ID card.
Republicans in the state House and Senate increased their majorities in both chambers Tuesday. The gains were modest -- three in the 180-member House and one in the 56-member Senate. The big change, however, has to do with freshmen. About 20% of both chambers will be new members.