As the 2014 session of the Georgia General Assembly progresses toward a March 20 conclusion, the crucial “crossover day” is coming up next Monday, March 3.
That’s the day when legislation must be passed by the chamber into which it was introduced to be considered by the other chamber during the legislative session, and Jackson County’s Rep. Tommy Benton (R-Jefferson) has several bills he hopes will clear the House.
The House was scheduled to be in session Monday through Wednesday this week, work all five days next week (March 3-7) and then be in session Monday, March 10, through Thursday, March 13, before winding up on Tuesday, March 18, and Thursday, March 20.
“I’ve got several bills I’m working on,” Benton said early Monday.
One is his Monument Protection Bill, which would require that historical markers or monuments moved during construction be replaced in a location of equal prominence.