House members were busy on Wednesday’s crossover day handling many bills before the midnight deadline.
Two bills to extend tax breaks for the airline industry passed through the House Wednesday. House members voted yes to a partial gas tax exemption for Atlanta-based Delta Airlines.
Women who seek abortions would be able to sue a clinic if it violates state regulations under a bill the state Senate passed Wednesday. The measure would establish a woman’s right to sue even if she consented to the procedure. The bill passed 36 to 16.
The state Senate Wednesday overwhelmingly passed a bill to allow licensed gun owners to carry weapons in church.
The bill would allow guns in churches as long as congregations give the okay. The bill's supporters say, churches should have the same rights as other property owners.
State Republicans have caved to pressure from opponents of federal health care reform.
Wednesday, GOP leaders pulled a bill from the House floor that would have fulfilled one of law's requirements.
The state will not create a health care exchange this year.
Legislation to allow voters to decide whether alcohol could be sold by retailers in their communities on Sundays has been passed by the state Senate.
The vote was 32-22 to approve, following three hours of debate.
The Sunday alcohol sales bill is scheduled for a vote in the state Senate Wednesday. It's a last gasp for the legislation, as today represents crossover day--the final day for a bill to pass one chamber to have a chance to become law.