Courtesy CBS46

Georgia lawmakers are in the final stretch of the 2017 legislative session at the State Capitol in Downtown today.

According to CBS46, there are a number of high profile and controversial bills still to be decided upon before the clock strikes midnight and end the session.

Among the bills that haven’t reached final passage include a bill to regulate fantasy sports in the state and a bill that seeks to require mandatory recess for K-12 students.

Also still under consideration is a bill that changes the boundaries of nine state legislative districts, a bill that would allow people 21 and over who possess a weapons license to carry concealed guns on certain parts of college campuses. A bill that seeks to expand the list of conditions that can be treated with cannabis oil also needs final passage.

An amendment to a bill overhauling the state’s adoption policy that would allow faith-based organizations to not  grant adoptions to LGBT people has caused nationwide outcry, along with another attempt to pass a “religious liberty” bill.

 

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.