Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Senator Ed Kasemeyer may not have had success getting his emergency legislation pushed through to help out the ill fated petition drive to keep Harris Teeter out of Turf Valley but the Howard County delegation was successful in getting a law passed that prohibits panhandling along state roads and right of ways in Howard County.
HB 864 prohibits “a person from standing in a State highway or the highway right-of-way in Howard County to solicit money or donations from an occupant of a vehicle; and making the provisions of the Act severable.”
In other words, you can get hit with a $60.00 fine if you break this law.
I wonder how they think someone who has reduced themselves to roadside panhandling is going to come up with sixty bucks to pay the fine.
For their sake I hope the recession is over before the law takes effect on October 1st.