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Georgia General Assembly in last days of full session

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Thursday is the last day for the Georgia General Assembly, and they're busy trying to pass bills for Governor Nathan Deal to sign into law. 

A piece of legislation close to becoming law was started by students at Reese Road Leadership Academy. They are pushing to name the state's mammal the white tailed deer. 

"It's been education for our kids to come and testify in the house and the senate and hopefully it will pass today," Smyre said. 

Representative Calvin Smyre and Senator Ed Harbison both said a bill to raise funds for a technology upgrade at the Columus Recorder's Court is close to being passed and signed into law. 

"A technology fee will be added to every citation issued in Muscogee County to assist with the technology software at the Recorder's Court," Smyre said. 

"I see it passing as well, in order to give more access to funding for our Recorder's Court the technology fee makes sense," Harbison said. 

Representative Calvin Smyre says the budget and the transportation bill are very important to get passed. 

Click on this link to see the bills Governor Nathan Deal has signed into law this year. 

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