House to take up child welfare bill

There's a full schedule of bills on both the House and Senate calendars Wednesday.

Among them: The House will take up HB 923, which would move the child fatality review panel under the GBI and, more importantly, eliminate a 2009 amendment that gave DFCS ability to redact information about children who die who had DFCS contact.

In House committees, this could be a make-or-break day for HB 885 sponsored by state Rep. Allen Peake, R-Macon, which would legalize medicinal marijuana. While it has widespread support, the bill has yet to clear the Health and Human Services Committee.

Chairman Sharon Cooper, R-Marietta, has set a meeting for 3 p.m. today, but as of 8 a.m. had published no agenda.

The Senate will vote on a bill that would set DeKalb county school districts – just in time for the start of qualifying Monday.

At 8:15, the governor will kick off a water summit hosted by the Atlanta Regional Commission and the Metro Atlanta Chamber.

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