Bill including Cadiz class change passes
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Apr 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
House Bill 172, the bill that if passed would allow the City of Cadiz to become a Fourth Class City, was approved by the Kentucky State Senate’s Local Government Committee two weeks ago.

And just last week, it passed unanimously in the State Senate as a whole, by a vote of 37–0, on a third reading. It will now make its way to the Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear’s office to be signed.

Eighth District State Representative John Tilley complimented First District State Senator Ken Winters for his work on bill.

If the bill is then signed by Beshear the city will be able to levy additional taxes on alcohol sales in the county, and the reclassification will also open the door for the sale of liquor by the drink in the city and county, if the Cadiz City Council and Trigg County Fiscal Court allow for that.

The legislation would change Cadiz from a Class Five City to a Class Four City. A Class Four City has a population of between 3,000 and 7,999.

State Senator Ken Winters sponsored the legislation when it arrived at the Senate.

Linda Humbert of Grow Trigg said she doesn’t think the governor will take action on it until June, which is when he looks at other bills, so the city won’t be affected by the bill until then at the very least.
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