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Breakaway school district amendment delayed

4 years 2 weeks 6 days ago June 03, 2013 Jun 3, 2013 Monday, June 03 2013 June 03, 2013 9:34 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers in the state House delayed today a constitutional amendment required to create a breakaway school district in southeast Baton Rouge.

Legislators returned Senate Bill 73 to the calendar without a vote after it was brought to the floor today. It could be rescheduled for debate and a vote, but only three days remain in the regular session to do so.

The constitutional amendment requires a two-thirds vote to pass, which is 70 "yes" votes in the state House. The amendment's companion bill, SB 199, passed last week by a narrower margin of 57-35.

News 2 will have more on the amendment's progress tonight.

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