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Kentucky legislature, 1940

Posted on January 5, 2017 | in Uncategorized | by
The Kentucky legislature's chamber at the state capitol in Frankfort, during the 1940 General Assembly. During the 60-day session, lawmakers sent 206 bills and resolutions to the desk of Gov. Keen Johnson. He signed 76 of them into law, including the "fair trade" liquor act which provides minimum markups of liquor and wine on sales by by wholesalers and retailers. Also made into law were measures intended to make banks "safer" and more efficient for both the investing public and Kentucky's 318 state banks and 120 building and loan associations. And on the last day, during the last hours of the session, lawmakers approved the use of voting machines during elections. Among the vetoed measures was was a much-criticized proposal to tax coin or token-operated vending machines. Herald-Leader archive photo

The Kentucky Senate chamber at the state capitol in Frankfort, during the 1940 General Assembly. During that 60-day session, lawmakers sent 206 bills and resolutions to the desk of Gov. Keen Johnson. He signed 76 of them into law, including a “fair trade” liquor bill, which provides minimum mark-ups of liquor and wine on sales by wholesalers and retailers. No maximum resale were part of the bill. Also made into law were measures intended to make banks safer and more efficient for both the investing public and Kentucky’s 318 state banks and 120 building and loan associations. On the last day, during the last hours of the session, lawmakers approved the use of voting machines during elections. Among the vetoed measures was a much-criticized proposal to tax coin-operated or token-operated vending machines. The 2016 session is underway. Herald-Leader archive photo

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