Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 02/ 4/2011

MoCo. seeks to regulate panhandling

By Washington Post editors

Panhandlers in Montgomery County would have to apply for permits to ask drivers for spare change, under legislation Executive Isiah Leggett (D) is requesting of state lawmakers, The Gazette reports.

Leggett said panhandlers often stand in the median strip of county roads, which is allowed under county law, then approach drivers by walking into the street, which is not allowed. A permitting system would allow the government to better regulate panhandling and other solicitations — from medians or roadsides — by tracking panhandlers and educating them on the rules, Leggett said.

Read more about efforts to regulate panhandling along roads in Montgomery County in The Gazette.

By Washington Post editors  | February 4, 2011; 10:09 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Arlington man charged in NC bus hijacking
Next: Haynesworth charged in road rage assault

No comments have been posted to this entry.

The comments to this entry are closed.

RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2011 The Washington Post Company