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Bill in front of St. Louis Board of Alderman could impact ability to give to homeless

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – A bill currently in front of the Board of Alderman could impact the ability of people to be able to give to the homeless.

If ‘Board Bill 66’ becomes a law vending will not be allowed on any public sidewalk, street, park or roadway in St. Louis.

Some say the law would affect the homeless because organizations who give something, like food or water, to them would have to obtain a vending permit or else they would be breaking the law.

Alderman John Coatar, the bill’s sponsor, said it is about promoting public peace, health and safety, but Larry Rice, of the New Life Evangelistic Center, said the bill would hurt the homeless.

At 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Rice plans to hold a news conference to talk about the bill and why it is bad for the city.

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