Statewide crackdown on panhandling
Tampa City Council members have struggled to agree on a solution for the city's panhandling problem.
proposed in Florida Legislature
So Republican Sen. Jack Latvala has one for them — and the rest of the state.
Latvala, who represents parts of Hillsborough and Pinellas counties, is behind SB 1180, a sprawling Senate Transportation Committee bill that imposes blanket restrictions on roadside solicitations for the state.
His solution for getting it under control: requiring anyone who wants to accept money from the road to register with local government.
Read the St. Petersburg Times report here.