ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers passed several bills on Sine Die Day at the Georgia State Capitol.
Sine Die, which means “without a day” in Latin, is Day 40 of the Georgia Legislative Session. By law, the Georgia Legislature can only meet 40 days a year.
On Sine Die, the General Assembly traditionally adjourns by midnight.
- State Senate passes campus carry bill
- Religious freedom amendment makes a come back at state Capital
- Medical marijuana expansion bill passes state House
Early Friday morning, Georgia lawmakers gave final passage to a measure legalizing guns on the state's public colleges and university campuses, sending it to Governor Nathan Deal for his signature.
The controversial adoption bill failed in the last minutes.
Just after 12:30 p.m., the Senate passed the expanded medical marijuana bill. The bill will expand the program to cover patients suffering from severe forms of autism, AIDS, Alzheimer’s disease and Tourette’s syndrome. Patients in hospice programs, no matter their diagnosis, would also be allowed access cannabis oil.
Channel 2’s Richard Elliot was at the Capitol all day. Follow him on Twitter for updates.
7:12pm: the entire press room is watching our live feed of this awful fire in NE Atlanta. pic.twitter.com/5FYqOlvryt— Richard Elliot (@RElliotWSB) March 30, 2017
12:37pm: medical marijuana just passed the senate. It's on to the Gov's office now. pic.twitter.com/WysQOnhcE3— Richard Elliot (@RElliotWSB) March 30, 2017
"I've never seen anything like it." Cowsert, Senate strike House changes to their bills as non-germane. Says more to come. #gapol— Greg Bluestein (@bluestein) March 30, 2017
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution contributed to this report. Follow the AJC's LIVE bill tracker here.
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