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Metro Council reaches the half way mark in its review remaining sunset laws

Wednesday August 1, 2007

Louisville Metro Council
Media Advisory
For Immediate Release                    
Media Contacts:        
Tony Hyatt    
574-4137 / 526-3622
Stephen Haag  
574-1204 / 645-1752           

As of July 31st , the Louisville Metro Council is a little more than half way through it review of the remaining sunset laws that must be acted upon before the end of the year.

“Metro Council committees continue their work to review the sunset legislation and we are on target to meet our goal of completion by year’s end,” says President Rick Blackwell (D) 12.

“I am pleased with the cooperation I have received from our committee chairs. Their collective efforts give me confidence the council will achieve its objective of reviewing all ordinances within the sunset provisions of the Merger law.” says Councilman Kelly Downard (R) 16.

The Council began the year with 41 Chapters of the combined laws of the Old City of Louisville and Jefferson Fiscal Court subject to review, under the sunset provisions contained within the vote for merger in 2000.

As the end of July comes to a close, 27 of those chapters have been reviewed, updated and approved by the Council. Eight chapters are still under review in various along with parts of three other chapters. Two of the chapters are still under review by the Jefferson County Attorney Attorney’s Office and haven’t been introduced to the Metro Council for action.

“Each of the committees have taken their work seriously when reviewing the chapters that have come before them,” Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh (D) 9, who is vice chair of the committee. “The public can take confidence in the fact that we are doing a thorough review of and addressing concerns as we modernize our laws.” With in the coming weeks the two remaining chapters will be introduced and assigned to committees.

Rick Blackwell (D) 12
Kelly Downard (R) 16
TIna Ward-Pugh (D) 9