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Pennington County Sheriff's Department Recommended Panhandling Policy
Pennington County Sheriff's Department Recommended Panhandling Policy
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July 14, 2015

Keystone’s Town Board Passes Panhandling Ordinance

Keystone has recently passed a law regarding panhandling and begging within city limits, reports the Hill City Prevailer.

Due to concern about the Rainbow Family of Living Light and their sometimes aggressive methods of begging and their prominence in the area, Pennington County Officials have warned communities to take precautions when dealing with group members in these types of situations. Pennington County Deputy Chris Plawman attended a recent Keystone Town Board meeting to make it known that there was no city law or ordinance in place to address panhandling or begging at the moment.

Last Wednesday Keystone city ordinance 131.17, which was based on a Wall law regarding loitering, panhandling and/or begging was approved after a second reading at the Town Board Meeting. It states that “persons will not be able to approach or speak to another person before, during or after soliciting or to continue the attempt to solicit from another if he or she has already received a negative response”.

For more information, visit the Keystone City website or the Black Hills Knowledge Network archive.

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