Homeless citizens to face fines or community service if bill is signed into law

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Those who are homeless may soon be paying a $50 fine or doing community service if a bill expanding the Equal Access to Public Property Act of 2012 is signed by Governor Bill Lee. Both the House and Senate have approved the bill.

“It basically allows local governments an enforcement mechanism, if they so choose, to use it for those who are camping on any public property,” State Senator Paul Bailey, who introduced the bill said.

 

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