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Kalispell's Panhandling Rules Less Restrictive Than Boise, Missoula

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Seeing what Boise and Missoula are going through after the ACLU brought up some concerns with the new panhandling rules, city attorney Charles Harball say he thinks Kalispell is in the clear.

Harball says Kalispell's ordinance is less restrictive than Boise's and even Missoula's.

Kalispell's is also a few pages shorter, and focuses on keeping people away from high traffic areas like intersections.

It also bars aggressive panhandling, such as ganging up on a passerby or using profane language.

"One of the things that Missoula did, I think, which is pushing the envelope for them is in terms of where people can panhandle, and they have a lot more restrictions on theirs," said Harball.

Since it was enacted this past summer, Harball say he believes it has not led to a single ticket, just verbal warnings.

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