LAWS PROVISIONS

An ordinance concerning panhandling in Fairlawn takes effect today. Some key elements:

?No application fee.

?Must register at the police station with full name, any aliases used within the past two years, current address and all residences within the past two years.

Must give date of birth supported by government-issued photo identification.

Must be at least 18 years old.

Must provide make, model year and current registration number of any motor vehicle being used.

?Must declare any convictions, other than minor misdemeanor traffic offenses, including the crime, date and place of conviction and penalty imposed.

Cannot stand within 25 feet of bus stops, automated teller machines or banks.

?Cannot touch or block path of anyone theyre panhandling.

Violators could be guilty of a misdemeanor that could result in a maximum of 30 days in jail and a $250 fine.