Georgia Sports Betting Bills Die After Missing Legislative Deadline

Two bills that would have legalised certain forms of sports wagering in Georgia have died after they failed to progress in time to meet a legislative deadline in the state.

Senate Bill 403 and House Resolution 378 had sought to amend the state’s Constitution in order to permit sports betting in Georgia.

However, in order for either bill to have progressed further during the current legislative session, they would have had to have crossed over from one house to the other by the 28th day of the session, known as Crossover Day.

Traditionally in Georgia, if a constitutional amendment resolution is not passed out of its chamber of origin by Crossover Day, it becomes inactive until the next year’s legislative session begins.

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