Several Georgia legislation up for vote on last day of session
ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Georgia legislators are getting closer to closing out their last night in session. Monday is the last day they can vote to pass or fail certain bills.
There have been several bills that have already passed like the Constitutional Carry Bill which allows people to carry a gun without a permit but still requires them to get a federal background check.
Another is the Unmask Georgia Students Act giving schools the ability to mandate masks but gives parents the ultimate decision of exempting their child from the mandate.
House Bill 1435 is on its way to the governor’s desk. The bill is designed to help students in college who’ve completed 80% of their degree with financial help, helping to pay for tuition, housing, or other bills. Both the House and Senate have voted on the bill, and they are adjusting the legislation before it goes to Gov. Brian Kemps’s desk.
Senate Bill 89, a bill surrounding voting in Georgia was passed in a 96 to 69 vote in the house. This would allow the Georgia Bureau of Investigations to investigate elections instead of the elections board.
Some of the other pieces of legislations we’re waiting to get updates on are gambling, abortion, felony bail, and critical race theory.
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