The Jackson City Council has reversed course on a law that a majority now agrees is too burdensome on the 24-hour convenience stores it sought to protect.
By a 4-0 vote, council members voted Monday to repeal the law, which required the stores to have a security guard on duty from midnight to 5 a.m. Another provision required that store owners file a security plan with the city.
The Clarion-Ledger reports (http://on.thec-l.com/zkYFd3 ) the law was proposed by former Councilman Kenneth Stokes and went into effect last fall in response to a slew of shootings at convenience stores.
But business owners and trade groups complained the law was too costly.
Information from: The Clarion-Ledger, http://www.clarionledger.com
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