Panhandling law needs minor fixA Cincinnati law requiring people to register before begging for money was found unconstitutional, but a tweak to the law’s language is all that’s needed to correct the problem.
Otherwise the controversial panhandling registry does not violate the First Amendment, an Ohio appeals court determined. The law restricting when and where people can panhandle is fine and even making them register for a license is OK.
But vague language saying appeals of license denials must be filed “within a reasonable time period” needs to be replaced with a definite deadline.
Read the court decision here and the Cincinnati Enquirer article here.