Capitol Recap - January 16, 2008

By: Tom Campbell Email
By: Tom Campbell Email

January 16, 2008

The South Carolina legislature has postponed voting on a statewide smoking ban that would affect places where people gather.

The House judiciary committee decided to wait on a state Supreme Court ruling on current bans in several areas. One involves the unincorporated areas of Aiken County.

In Atlanta, the Georgia Senate rules committee has approved a
watered-down version of a controversial gun bill.

The latest versioni would allow Georgia gun owners to leave a firearm in their locked personal car at work, but only if they have a concealed
weapons permit and the worksplace owner says it's okay.

The Governors of both states will deliver their State of the State
messages Wednesday. Governor Perdue speaks to the Georgia
lawmakers in the afternoon; Governor Sanford delivers his remarks
Wednesday evening.


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