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New rules for El Paso street panhandlers

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Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 8:22pm

You may soon see fewer panhandlers on El Paso.

A new ordinance passed by City Coucil will take effect Tuesday.

It prohibits anyone from panhandling or selling anything from a median or within 15 feet of a street corners, that includes newspaper sales and fundraising efforts.

Motorists will also be in violation if they buy items or make donations from their cars.

The ordinance, also more clearly identifies "aggressive solicitation" as behavior that constitutes threatening conduct.

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