Curtiss clarifies legislator’s statement in the House
Posted By Kim Swindell Wood | April 25, 2015 10:17 am
Last Updated: April 25, 2015 at 10:20 am
Charles Curtiss, former state representative from White County, would like to clarify why his name was mentioned on the House floor during the April 22, 2015 session. A bill from Senator Paul Bailey, of White County, was presented to the House that State Representative Kevin Dunlap, who also represents White County, reportedly refused to “carry” to the House. Click here to read the background on the story.
Curtiss said, “I had spoken to him [the legislator who mentioned Curtiss’ name on the House floor] earlier in the plaza and said the legislature had never allowed liquor stores in sparsely populated areas, and one reason was a lower concentration of law enforcement. Current law requires a minimum of 30,000 in a civil district in which there is no city or part of a city. White County’s population would have to be 210,000 since we have seven civil districts. The liquor store in Van Buren County is certainly in a sparsely populated area but is within a city.”