According to the Battle Creek Enquirer, it was a split vote, but city commissioners in Battle Creek voted to approve a new ordinance aimed at curbing aggressive panhandling. The proposals passed earlier this week "outlaw remaining "idly" within 25 feet of an intersection and soliciting money from anyone waiting in line or near building entrances." The new rules will go into effect in 10 days and violations would be considered civil infractions and could result in fines.

With Battle Creek approving this new ordinance to try and curb panhandling, will we see other towns in Michigan follow suit? We'll see...

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