The 2016 session of the General Assembly is in the books. Legislators were in session for nearly 30 hours the final two days, and even went past the midnight mark on the 40th and final day of the session.
The waiting game now begins to see which bills the Governor will sign, allow to become law or veto. He has until May 3 to act on them.
One of the bills that passed in the final minutes sets a timeline for rape kits to be sent to be turned over for testing. Rep. Scott Holcomb (D-Atlanta) had proposed a bill (HB 827) that required law enforcement officers to pick up the kits from hospitals within 96 hours. His bill sailed through the House early in the session, but it stalled in the Senate by State Sen. Renee Unterman (R-Buford) and appeared to be dead in the waning hours of the session
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