LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – A Jefferson County District Court judge has struck down Louisville's panhandling ordinance.

Judge Eric Haner ruled that the city's "Aggressive Panhandling" ordinance enacted in 2007 is unconstitutional because any crime that carries the penalty of jail time must be the product of the General Assembly.

The Louisville ordinance carries a maximum penalty of 30 days in jail, a $250 fine, or both.