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House Transportation Committee Votes Out Bill Regulating Solicitation of Charitable Donations in the Public Right-of-Way

Posted on May 13, 2014 by Dene Westbrook

Under House Bill 4916 a city, village or township may by written authorization allow a charitable organization to solicit donations in the public right-of-way within their geographic boundaries. Individuals soliciting donation must be at least 18 years of age and must wear high visibility safety apparel. The written authorization must include name of the charitable organization, the dates, times and locations of when they will be conducting their fundraising activities. The authorization will be contingent upon the charitable organization releasing the local unit of government from any liability for all claims for damage that arise out of the use of the public right away.

This bill was passed out of committee unanimously and the League supports this bill.

John LaMacchia is a Legislative Associate for the League handling transportation and infrastructure issues. He can be reached at jlamacchia@mml.org or 517-908-0303.

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