Provo cracks down on panhandling

Posted at 11:44 PM, Jul 30, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-31 01:44:19-04

PROVO — A new panhandling ordinance passed unanimously in Provo Tuesday night.

The ordinance makes it illegal to give a homeless person money out of a car window if the vehicle is not parked.

The new law focuses on safety, said Provo mayor John Curtis.

The Provo council passed a law last year that prohibited panhandlers from stepping into traffic to collect cash.

The new ordinance will go into effect immediately.