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Georgia General Assembly to decide on several bills on Crossover Day

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ATLANTA (WTOC) -

The Georgia Legislature faces a very busy day as Crossover Day hits the state capital.

Day 30 of the 40 day legislation session is the deadline for bills to be passed by either the House of Senate to make it the last 10 days of the session.

The House and Senate started at 10 a.m. and could go until midnight.

The Senate will be looking at a bill that would ban the state employees' insurance program and the federal health insurance exchange from paying for abortions, while the House will debate bills targeting federal healthcare law and two bills targeting illegal immigrants, amond many others. 

Another proposal the House will be debating Monday involves the legalization of medical marijuana in Georgia for patients with certain medical illnesses.

The proposal would allow cannabis oil to be distributed by educational institutions to those with specific medical conditions. Cannabis oil would be administered orally in a liquid form. The oil is low in THC, the active ingredient that produces the high from marijuana.

Any bill that is not approved by at least one chamber in the General Assembly is unlikely to become law this year.  

To read more about Crossover Day, visit myajc.com.

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