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The DC Code: § 22-2302 Prohibited acts.

Index22 Criminal Offenses and Penalties. (Refs & Annos)
a
No person may ask, beg, or solicit alms, including money and other things of value, in an aggressive manner in any place open to the general public, including sidewalks, streets, alleys, driveways, parking lots, parks, plazas, buildings, doorways and entrances to buildings, and gasoline service stations, and the grounds enclosing buildings.
b
No person may ask, beg, or solicit alms in any public transportation vehicle; or at any bus, train, or subway station or stop.
c
No person may ask, beg, or solicit alms within 10 feet of any automatic teller machine (ATM).
d
No person may ask, beg, or solicit alms from any operator or occupant of a motor vehicle that is in traffic on a public street.
e
No person may ask, beg, or solicit alms from any operator or occupant of a motor vehicle on a public street in exchange for blocking, occupying, or reserving a public parking space, or directing the operator or occupant to a public parking space.
f
No person may ask, beg, or solicit alms in exchange for cleaning motor vehicle windows while the vehicle is in traffic on a public street.
g
No person may ask, beg, or solicit alms in exchange for protecting, watching, washing, cleaning, repairing, or painting a motor vehicle or bicycle while it is parked on a public street.
h
No person may ask, beg, or solicit alms on private property or residential property, without permission from the owner or occupant.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 22-3312. Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 10-54, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 22-2301. DC CODE § 22-2302 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Nov. 17, 1993, D.C. Law 10-54, § 3, 40 DCR 5450.)