Despite it not hitting the floor during Thursday's Crossover Day, Georgia state Sen. Jeff Mullis vowed that his bill banning secret recordings is still alive.
Mullis, R-Chickamauga, is not sure when the legislation might come up again, but he said Friday morning he is "working with many interested parties to perfect the bill." It last came up Feb. 19, when a Senate Judiciary subcommittee reviewed the proposal.
Mullis' bill would end the state's current law of one-party consent recordings, which means someone can secretly record others. The law became a prominent storyline last May when former Republican gubernatorial candidate Clay Tippins recorded Mullis' ally, then-Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle.
During a frank conversation, Cagle admitted to pushing "bad policy" to block potential funding from going to another political opponent. Cagle did not know he was being recorded.