The Georgia state House has passed a bill that would block cities and counties from defunding the police.
The legislative effort passed Wednesday. House Bill 286 passed 101-69 in a largely party-line vote. Republicans were in support and Democrats opposed. It now goes to the state Senate for more debate, the Associated Press reports.
The proposal would ban cities and counties from cutting spending on police departments by more than 5% in a year, unless they experience revenue loss.