New rules on panhandling receive preliminary approval from senate - Ahwatukee Foothills News: Valley And State

New rules on panhandling receive preliminary approval from senate

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Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 1:45 pm

The Senate gave preliminary approval to a new law on begging after a federal court last year ruled the existing statute unconstitutional.

HB 2024 eliminates existing provisions that make panhandling a crime. Instead, it would be legal to approach people and ask them for money.

But even this measure contains certain limits, barring begging within 15 feet of a bank entrance or automated teller machine. Also off limits would be begging on a bus or trolley or within 10 feet of a bus stop.

The measure, which already has been approved by the House, also bans “aggressive solicitation,” which includes refusing to go away after being asked.

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