4 things we learned under the Gold Dome today: stun guns and wild life

Ozzie, the world's oldest known male gorilla in captivity, chews on a carrot, one of his edible gifts as he celebrates his 52nd birthday at Zoo Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 26 April 2013. Ozzie, a western lowland gorilla, was born in the wild of Africa on 24 April 1961 and has sired 12 offspring, according to zoo officials. Erik S. Lesser/European Pressphoto Agency

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Ozzie, the world's oldest known male gorilla in captivity, chews on a carrot, one of his edible gifts as he celebrates his 52nd birthday at Zoo Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 26 April 2013. Ozzie, a western lowland gorilla, was born in the wild of Africa on 24 April 1961 and has sired 12 offspring, according to zoo officials. Erik S. Lesser/European Pressphoto Agency


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Tuesday was a bit tamer under the Gold Dome.

The second day of qualifying for 2016 state and federal elections was a quieter. You can follow along with us until qualifying closes at noon Friday. We'll provide updates and analysis of key races all week.

Both the House and are in recess until 10 a.m. on Thursday, but the lawmakers aren't off. Many will be tied up in committee meetings Wednesday.

Now onto the 4 things that happened at the Georgia Capitol today that you should know:

1. Georgia crews may soon need a permit to film wild animals. [And that permit would come with a cost: $600 for crews from out-of-state and $300 for in-state film crews.]

2. Gov. Nathan Deal has made clear he wants sweeping changes to Georgia's "religious liberty" proposal. [State Rep. Allen Peake, a Macon Republican, and Rep. Beth Beskin, R-Atlanta, may have a possible solution.]

3. A Senate panel approved a measure that would also allow students and staff to defend themselves with Tasers and stun guns on campus. [But there's a catch: this bill would require that they only be used for self-defense or the defense of others.]

4. A key House committee passed legislation that would make grants available to pregnancy resource centers that provide services alternative to abortion. ["Not only can they stay in business, but hopefully they can expand and decrease the number of abortions that we have in the state of Georgia."]

Now that you're all caught up, see what's coming up tomorrow at the Georgia Legislature.