Breakaway school district amendment delayed
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.