What To Expect On Sine Die Of The 2019 Legislative Session

Apr 2, 2019

It's Sine Die, the final day of the legislative session in the Georgia House and Senate. If a bill does not pass both chambers and head to Gov. Brian Kemp's desk by the end of the day, it has to wait until next legislative session to continue its progress since this is the first year of a biennium. So while the stakes aren't quiet as do-or-die as Crossover Day or next year's Sine Die, today will be filled with last-minute efforts to pass policy changes large and small. 


The main conflict won't be between Democrat and Republican, but between House and Senate. On large issues like a proposed state takeover of Atlanta's airport or medical marijuana, the two august bodies have dug in their collective heels on different versions of the bill. 

On Crossover Day, generally the last day a bill has to clear at least one chamber, the legislature voted on nearly 90 bills. Today will likely see a similar frenetic pace.

Stay with GPB News today for live gavel-to-gavel coverage of Sine Die.