NJ Township requires beggars to be registeredSubmitted by SteveMT on Thu, 10/10/2013 - 12:33
A permit for panhandling? N.J. town wants to register beggars
By Karl de Vries - October 10, 2013
In one New Jersey township, asking a stranger to spare a dime is fine – so long as you can produce the proper paperwork.
A new law passed in Middle Township will soon require beggars to obtain permits in an effort to prevent aggressive panhandling and to limit the areas where they can ask for money.
The ordinance, which the township committee enacted Monday, threatens severe offenders with a fine of up to $1,000 and jail time.