- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 8, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Little Rock Board of Directors has delayed a vote on a proposed panhandling ban because there weren’t enough board members in attendance to do so.

State law requires governing bodies to read an ordinance three times at three separate meetings before voting, but that rule may be waived with agreement to suspend it from at least eight people on the 10-member Little Rock board. There were only seven city directors at Tuesday’s meeting.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1UBGSVh ) the board will take up the matter again next week.

The ban aims to make in-street solicitation illegal in the capital city and comes after what city officials call an influx of groups on roadways asking drivers for money.

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Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, https://www.arkansasonline.com

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