SC legislators trying to beat crossover deadline

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina legislators are trying to wrap up work on bills to meet a procedural deadline.

House and Senate members are working to approve bills on Thursday to give them a better chance of passing this year.

Proposals up for debate in the House include yanking the driving privileges of teens who drop out of school, and allowing charities to hold fundraising raffles.

The crossover deadline means bills not passed from one chamber to the other by the end of this week need two-thirds approval for the other chamber to even consider them.

Measures not approved this session would have to be reintroduced for the 2011-12 session.

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