It’s an election year, and that can often mean that controversial bills stay on the table and never get called up by lawmakers. That may have been the case again this year as several controversial bills stalled on Sine Die, the final day of the 2024 session of the Georgia General Assembly. Working past midnight, lawmakers rejected legalizing sports betting, expanding Medicaid health insurance to more lower income adults and overhauling Georgia’s tax incentives for movie and television production.

It looked as if sports betting might have a chance this year when the House Higher Education Committee passed Senate Resolution 579 and Senate Bill 386 out of committee on the morning of Sine Die. But the Constitutional Amendment and enabling legislation were not called to the floor for a vote. 

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