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March 14, 2013

Ga. lawmakers expect end of session on March 28

ATLANTA — Georgia lawmakers plan to end their annual legislative session in late March.

A resolution adopted Thursday by the House of Representatives has set the final day for March 28. The last day is commonly called Sine Die, which means adjourning without setting another meeting. House Majority Leader Larry O’Neal said there is a possibility the schedule could be changed depending on how quickly a budget is passed.

By law, the General Assembly meets only 40 working days annually.

Lawmakers usually spend the final day frantically voting on last-minute legislation. Bills not approved by both the House and Senate by Day 40 automatically fail for the year.

 

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