(WJBF) – Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has signed a bill allowing Augusta Mayor Garnett Johnson to vote on commission matters.

The bill would change the city of Augusta’s charter and give Augusta’s Mayor a vote on the commission.

That issue will now become a referendum for voters to decide in next year’s Primary Election.

Currently, the Mayor can only vote in the instance of a 5-to-5 tie on the Commission.

You can read the signed bill below or by clicking HERE.