GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (WIVB)– People who panhandle in Grand Island will now face a penalty.
Members of the town board voted tonight to pass a local law that will fine offenders who panhandle “aggressively.”
This will cover certain public places, including within 20 feet of a bank or ATM.
Under the proposal, anyone convicted could be sentenced to a $250 fine or jail time, according to Town Supervisor John Whitney.
The law goes into effect tomorrow.