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March 2, 2014

Crossover Day for legislature nears

Monday deadline looms for bills to clear one chamber in General Assembly in time for other to vote


VALDOSTA — Senate Bills

Among the bills that have passed the Senate which will be on the House floor on Monday include:

• SB 214: Lottery for Education; allow winner of lottery prize to remain anonymous; 25 percent of prize to Lottery for Education Account.

• SB 268: Physician Assistants; authorize a physician to delegate a physician assistant the authority to prescribe Schedule II controlled substances.

• SB 274: Capitol Arts Standards Commission; designation of areas within capitol museum; Georgia Capitol Agricultural History Museum areas.

• SB 276: State Government; provide that Georgia shall be a "Purple Heart State."

• SB 281: State Employees; require a high deductible health care plan with health savings account; offered as an option.

• SB 293: Ad Valorem Tax; revise a definition; provide certain information to be given to taxpayers upon request.

• SB 304: Continuing Care Providers and Facilities; provide for continuing care at home; define certain terms.

• SB 318: Alcoholic Beverages; allow for local authorization/regulation of sale for consumption on the premises on Sundays; celebration of St. Patrick's Day.

• SB 326: Private Colleges and Universities Authority; authorize the authority to meet by teleconference and other methods permitted by law (H ED-17th)

• SB 353: Development Authorities; change a definition; revision of public purpose; changes to general powers.

• SB 354: "Georgia Civil Practice Act"; governing discovery general provisions; electronically stored information.

• SR 1027: SPLOST Reform Joint Study Committee; create.

If these or any other bills that have passed one House of the General Assembly, but not the other, by midnight Monday night, that bill will be considered dead for the 2014 session.

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