The Georgia General Assembly at a glance for Thursday, Day 18 of the 2018 legislative session:
City slickers: Proposals to create the new cities of Skidaway Island on the Georgia coast and Sharon Springs in Forsyth County could hit the House floor. House Bill 618 allows a referendum on forming Skidaway Island, a Chatham County community which had 8,341 residents in the 2010 Census. Sharon Springs, a potential city of 50,000 proposed in House Bill 626, was originally scheduled for a House vote Wednesday but was delayed a day.
Adoption religion: A bill that could allow faith-based adoption agencies to refuse to do business with same-sex couples will get its first committee hearing Thursday. State Sen. William Ligon, R-Brunswick, introduced this legislation, Senate Bill 375, after he agreed to remove a similar religious proposal from a major adoption bill that passed Monday.
On the record: "Rules (Committee) starts at 9 o'clock. I don't really give a flip what other meeting you have. If you are a chairman and you are having a 9 o'clock meeting, that means it's more important than being on this committee. I'm going to let you make the choice. I don't want to hear, 'Oh I have another meeting.' If you have another meeting, you can get off this committee. Real simple — if you don't want to be on here, I don't want you. And I'm the best chairman there is. Any argument?"
— House Rules Committee Chairman John Meadows, R-Calhoun, on Wednesday.
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