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Crossover Day hits Gold Dome

POSTED: March 3, 2014 7:47 p.m.

The Senate was scheduled to complete work on Senate bills on Monday, Crossover Day. The remainder of the session’s 10 legislative days will be spent considering House bills, amendments to Senate bills made by the House, and considering the fiscal year 2015 general budget.

The House and Senate agreed to a final version of the amended FY2014 budget this week, and the governor signed with no vetoes.

Bills now passed the Senate in the House
SB 93 - Legalizes suppressors on hunting firearms and suspends hunting privileges of a person convicted of violating this law. Passed Senate 43-10.
SB 167 - Provides an approach for withdrawing from Common Core curriculum and specifies new protections for student privacy. Passed Senate 34-16.
SB 255 - Authorizes the use of public-private partnerships to develop public infrastructure and facilities. Passed Senate 43-8.
SB 320 - Permits courts to create special veterans court divisions. Passed Senate unanimously.
SB 324 - Revises the definitions of “peace officer” and “law enforcement officer” to include juvenile probation officers to post certification. Passed Senate unanimously.
SB 343 - Creates the High School Athletics Overview Committee, a joint committee of the General Assembly. Prohibits high schools from participating in interscholastic sports events conducted by any high school athletic association unless the association meets specified requirements. Passed Senate unanimously.
SB 352 - Creates the Georgia Council on Lupus Education and Awareness within the Department of Community Health. Passed Senate unanimously.
SB 356 - Designates September of each year as “Georgians of Great Character Month” to recognize the outstanding people in Georgia’s history. Passed Senate unanimously.
SB 372 - Requires local school systems to calculate and provide freshman, sophomore, and junior students with an unweighted grade- point average. Passed Senate unanimously.
SB 397 - Requires health insurance coverage for autism spectrum disorders. Passed Senate unanimously.
SR 70 - Urges Congress to amend the Constitution to require a balanced budget. Passed Senate 36-13.
SR 875 - Creates the Joint Study Committee on the Property Tax Digest Impact on Education Funding. Passed Senate unanimously.

Bills passed both chambers and sent to the governor
HB 1012 - Authorizes the city of Metter to increase the excise tax for hotel-motel taxes.
HB 1022 - Provides a new charter for the city of Oak Park.

If you would like additional information regarding a specific piece of legislation, you may access the Georgia General Assembly Web site at

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