Georgia Legislature Today: Gun control push comes to the Capitol

Credit: Bob Andres

Credit: Bob Andres

The Georgia General Assembly at a glance for Wednesday, Day 24 of the 2018 legislative session:

Gun control rally: Hundreds of gun control advocates plan to descend on the Georgia Capitol on Wednesday in the wake of last week's deadly shooting in Parkland, Fla. The event, organized by Moms Demand Action and Everytown for Gun Safety, is expected to bring crowds of people who say they're frustrated by a lack of laws to help reduce gun violence. Bills to ban bump stocks, like those used in last year's Las Vegas shooting, are pending in the Georgia General Assembly but haven't received a hearing.

Creek renaming: A proposal to rename Runaway Negro Creek on Skidaway Island is scheduled for a vote in the state Senate. Senate Resolution 685 would change the creek's name to Freedom Creek.

Rural hospitals: The Georgia House will might vote on a bill that would allow the creation of "micro hospitals" in rural areas where a larger hospital has closed. Micro hospitals would provide emergency services and have no more than seven inpatient beds, according to House Bill 769.