GA Legislative Session Wraps Up

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Both chambers of the Georgia General Assembly passed the bill that contains some parts similar to a law enacted in Arizona Thursday, the final day of the legislative session. Deal supported tough immigration measures in Congress, but a spokesman declined to say whether the governor would sign the bill. Also passed to the Governor's desk is legislation that would allow Georgians to purchase health insurance across state lines. The House voted 98-58 Thursday night to agree to changes made in the Senate. Georgia law mandates that all policies cover a number of treatments and services, such as breast cancer screenings and visits to keep children healthy. Extended unemployment benefits passed through for another 20 weeks. It would apply to 22,000 people who were set to lose those benefits on July 1. They will now get the benefit until Dec. 31.

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