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December 12, 2017

Hot Springs cracks down on panhandlers



The Hot Springs city board Tuesday adopted an ordinance banning panhandling of motorists in the public right of way.  The Sentinel-Record reports.

Violators will get a warning the first time, then be subject to a citation that could carry a penalty of up to $500 and a year in jail. In addition to banning solicitation of money, the measure bans distribution of material in the right of way.

Is it a solicitation to carry a sign saying “Will Work for Food,” then accept a proffered gift from a sympathetic motorist?


The Hot Springs city board Tuesday adopted an ordinance banning panhandling of motorists in the public right of way.  The Sentinel-Record reports.

Violators will get a warning the first time, then be subject to a citation that could carry a penalty of up to $500 and a year in jail. In addition to banning solicitation of money, the measure bans distribution of material in the right of way.

Is it a solicitation to carry a sign saying “Will Work for Food,” then accept a proffered gift from a sympathetic motorist?

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