Thursday, September 24, 2009

Sanford may pass tougher panhandling laws

The city of Sanford wants to be able to arrest some of its most aggressive panhandlers. Downtown business leaders have been pushing for tougher panhandling laws for years and now the city is about to pass them.

However, there's nothing illegal about begging for money. In fact, it's protected by the Constitution.

What probably will be regulated in Sanford is "aggressive" panhandling, which is panhandling by someone who touches the person they're asking for money, blocks an entrance to their car or building or anyone who panhandles while drunk.

Check out the WFTV report here.


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