Sports Betting proposal fails in Georgia legislature

Just one of the bills that died on Crossover Day

ATLANTA, Georgia (WDEF) – Sports betting was just one casualty of crossover day at the Georgia legislature.

“Crossover Day” is the deadline lawmakers put on themselves that requires any proposed new laws to pass either the House or Senate for this legislative term.

There had been speculation that this was the year Georgia lawmakers might actually agree on some kind of gambling bill, since Governor Kemp indicated he could be persuaded to sign one.

Several ones were proposed again this year, but the law given the best chance of passing was legalizing sports betting, just like Tennessee has done.

However, the bill to let Georgians vote on the issue never passed the Senate and got nowhere in the House.

The proposals could still be revived, but it is very difficult to do.

Lawmakers did keep alive bills that would restrict gender-affirming care for minors.

Other bills that did not make the cut were proposals to let voters inspect their paper ballots after an election, make it easier to challenge a voter’s residency, restricting teaching about gender identity and letting Buckhead secede from the city of Atlanta.
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