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Begging law approved by House

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Posted: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 5:30 pm

On a 35-23 margin the House on Wednesday gave final approval to a new law on begging.

The state's prior law which made the practice illegal in all circumstances was voided by a federal court last year as a violation of the First Amendment. HB 2024 narrows the law to cover things like putting people in fear of their lives and begging in certain places like on city buses and near bank automated teller machines.

The measure now needs Senate action.

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