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A woman holding the steering wheel of a car with one hand while driving.

(Meredith) -- A group of Rhode Island lawmakers are hoping to stop panhandling in the state.

According to WLNE, a bill introduced Wednesday allow drivers to be fined for giving money to panhandlers, making it a traffic violation.

Drivers in an active lane of travel handing out money would be subjected to the traffic ticket.

Legitimate charities can get a temporary permit and will be able to collect money on the side of the road and at stop lights. 

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