2/7/18 - Atlanta - Senator Renee Unterman (right), R - Buford, and Senator Valencia Seay, R - Riverdale, watch the vote come in for SB 352, which Underman sponsored, one of two omnibus bills the senate passed today that aim to get control of the opioid crisis in Georgia. BOB ANDRES /BANDRES@AJC.COM

Georgia Legislature Today: Two cities in the House

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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