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Prohibited Conduct Chart

Sanitation

Begging

Camping

Sleeping/

Sitting/Lying

Loitering

Vagrancy

Other

Bathing in public waters

Urination/Defecation in public

Begging in public places city-wide

Begging in particular public places

"Aggressive" panhandling

Sleeping in public city-wide

Sleeping in particular public places

Camping in public city-wide

Camping in particular public places

Sitting or lying in particular public places

Loitering/Loafing/Vagrancy city-wide

Loitering/Loafing in particular public places

Obstruction of Sidewalks/Public places

Closure of particular public places

*See end notes

Albuquerque NM

X

X

X

X

X

2,4

Amarillo TX

X

X

X

2

Anchorage AK

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

2

Asheville NC

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

4

Athens GA

X

X

X

X

X

X

2,9

Atlanta GA

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

1,2,6,7,12

Atlantic City NJ

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

1,2,14

Austin TX

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

2

Bakersfield CA

X

X

X

X

X

2,3

Baltimore MD

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

1,3,14

Beaverton OR

X

X

X

2,4

Berkeley CA

X

X

X

X

X

Biloxi MS

X

X

X

X

X

1,2,4,6,14

Boston MA

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

3,9,14

Boulder CO

X

X

X

X

X

X

2,11

Bradenton FL

X

1,2

Buffalo NY

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

1,2,6,7,14,17

Caguas PR

X

X

X

Charleston SC

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

1,4,5,11,14

Charlotte NC

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

5,14

Chicago IL

X

X

X

X

1,3,4,6

Cincinnati OH

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

1,2,14

Clearwater FL

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

11

Cleveland OH

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Colorado Springs CO

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

2,4,5,12,14,15

Columbia SC

X

X

X

X

X

X

2

Bathing in public waters

Urination/Defecation in public

Begging in public places city-wide

Begging in particular public places

"Aggressive" panhandling

Sleeping in public city-wide

Sleeping in particular public places

Camping in public city-wide

Camping in particular public places

Sitting or lying in particular public places

Loitering/Loafing/Vagrancy city-wide

Loitering/Loafing in particular public places

Obstruction of Sidewalks/Public places

Closure of particular public places

*See end notes

Columbus OH

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

1,2,4

Corpus Christi TX

X

X

X

X

1,2,11,17

Covington KY

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

2,3,5,8,10,14

Dallas TX

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

2,8

Davenport IA

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

2,4,5

Dayton OH

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

2,4,5,6,8,12,14,15

Daytona Beach FL

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

1,2,4,14

Denver CO

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

1,2,4,14

Detroit MI

X

X

X

X

X

X

1,2,5,7,14

Eau Claire WI

X

X

X

X

X

El Cajon CA

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

2

El Paso TX

X

X

X

X

X

X

1,2, 6,10

Elkton MD

X

X

X

X

X

X

2,3,4,5,8,14,15

Eugene OR

X

X

X

X

X

X

2,4,6

Fort Lauderdale FL

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

2,4,11

Fort Worth TX

X

X

X

X

X

2,4,8,14

Frederick MD

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

1,2,4,11

Fresno CA

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

2

Gainesville FL

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

4

Glendale AZ

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

2, 5, 11, 14, 15

Hallandale Beach FL

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

2,3,4,5,8,11,14,15

Honolulu HI

X

X

X

X

X

17

Houston TX

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

2,9

Huntington WV

X

X

X

X

10,14

Idaho Falls ID

X

X

2,4,5,14,15

Indianapolis IN

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

1,2,4,6

Bathing in public waters

Urination/Defecation in public

Begging in public places city-wide

Begging in particular public places

"Aggressive" panhandling

Sleeping in public city-wide

Sleeping in particular public places

Camping in public city-wide

Camping in particular public places

Sitting or lying in particular public places

Loitering/Loafing/Vagrancy city-wide

Loitering/Loafing in particular public places

Obstruction of Sidewalks/Public places

Closure of particular public places

*See end notes

Jacksonville FL

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

1,2,4,7,11,16,17

Jeffersonville IN

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

2,3,5,8,9,11,12,14,15

Kalamazoo MI

X

X

X

X

X

X

1,2

Kansas City MO

X

X

X

X

X

X

1,2,4,14

Key West FL

X

X

X

X

X

X

1

Lakewood CO

X

X

X

X

X

X

12, 15

Las Vegas NV

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

1,2,3,11,14

Lawrence KS

X

X

X

X

1,2,4,14

Lexington KY

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

1,2,4

Little Rock AR

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

2,3,6,12,14

Long Beach CA

X

X

X

X

X

1,2,12

Los Angeles CA

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

2,3,7,14,17

Louisville KY

X

X

X

X

X

X

2,4,8

Madison WI

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

1,2,5

Manchester NH

X

X

X

X

X

X

2,4

Martinsburg WV

X

X

X

2,5,6,8,10,11,15

Memphis TN

X

X

X

X

X

Mesa AZ

X

X

X

X

X

X

1,2,4,14

Miami FL

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

4,11,14

Milwaukee WI

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

3,5

Minneapolis MN

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

1,2,5,10,11,14

Mobile AL

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

1,2,4

Modesto CA

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

2,3,4,8,17

Naples FL

X

X

X

4,14

Nashville TN

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

1,2

New Orleans LA

X

X

X

X

1,2

Bathing in public waters

Urination/Defecation in public

Begging in public places city-wide

Begging in particular public places

"Aggressive" panhandling

Sleeping in public city-wide

Sleeping in particular public places

Camping in public city-wide

Camping in particular public places

Sitting or lying in particular public places

Loitering/Loafing/Vagrancy city-wide

Loitering/Loafing in particular public places

Obstruction of Sidewalks/Public places

Closure of particular public places

*See end notes

New York NY

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Norfolk VA

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

1,2,3,8

North Las Vegas NV

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

2,3,5,10,12

Oakland CA

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

1,4,14

Oklahoma City OK

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

2,8,14,15

Olympia WA

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

1,4

Omaha NE

X

X

X

4,8,17

Orlando FL

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

4,14

Pahrump NV

X

X

X

X

X

Palm Bay FL

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

2, 14, 15

Philadelphia PA

X

X

X

X

X

X

1,2,3,4

Phoenix AZ

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

2

Pittsburgh PA

X

X

X

X

X

X

1,2

Pontiac MI

X

X

X

X

1,2

Portland ME

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

2,6,9,14

Portland OR

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

1,2,4,5,6,8,9,11,12,15

Providence RI

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

9

Raleigh NC

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

4

Reno NV

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

2,3,4,5,11

Richmond VA

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

1,2

Rio Piedras PR

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Roanoke VA

X

X

X

X

X

X

1,2

Rochester NY

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

1,6,8

Sacramento CA

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

2,5

Salt Lake City UT

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

1,2,4,8,15

San Antonio TX

X

X

X

X

X

1,2,9

Bathing in public waters

Urination/Defecation in public

Begging in public places city-wide

Begging in particular public places

"Aggressive" panhandling

Sleeping in public city-wide

Sleeping in particular public places

Camping in public city-wide

Camping in particular public places

Sitting or lying in particular public places

Loitering/Loafing/Vagrancy city-wide

Loitering/Loafing in particular public places

Obstruction of Sidewalks/Public places

Closure of particular public places

*See end notes

San Diego CA

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

1,2,8

San Francisco CA

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

2,3,4,11,14

San Jose CA

X

X

X

X

X

2

San Juan PR

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

16, 17

Santa Barbara CA

X

X

X

X

X

X

2,4

Santa Cruz CA

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

2,9

Santurce PR

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Sarasota FL

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

1,4,5,9,11

Scottsdale AZ

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

2, 5, 11, 14, 15

Seattle WA

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

4

Sioux Falls SD

X

X

X

X

X

X

2,4

South Lake Tahoe CA

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

2,5,11,14,15

Spokane WA

X

X

2

Springfield MA

X

X

X

X

X

X

2,3,8

St. Augustine FL

X

X

X

X

1,7

St. Louis MO

X

X

X

X

X

1,2,3,6,13

St. Paul MN

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

1,2

Suffolk VA

X

X

2,15

Tampa FL

X

X

X

2

Tempe AZ

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

2

Toledo OH

X

X

X

X

X

2,4,9

Trenton NJ

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

1,2

Tucson AZ

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

2,8,14

Tulsa OK

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

1,2,11,14

Union City CA

X

X

X

X

X

2,5,11,12,15,16,17

Valdosta GA

X

X

X

Virginia Beach VA

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

2,4,11

Bathing in public waters

Urination/Defecation in public

Begging in public places city-wide

Begging in particular public places

"Aggressive" panhandling

Sleeping in public city-wide

Sleeping in particular public places

Camping in public city-wide

Camping in particular public places

Sitting or lying in particular public places

Loitering/Loafing/Vagrancy city-wide

Loitering/Loafing in particular public places

Obstruction of Sidewalks/Public places

Closure of particular public places

*See end notes

Washington DC

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

2,4,7,8,11,16,17

Woodinville WA

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

3,4,14,15

* 1)Spitting, 2) Minor Curfew, 3) Having/Abandoning merchandise carts away from premises of owner,

4) Failure to disperse, 5) Maintaining junk/Storage of property, 6) Making music on the street/Street performers,

7) Washing automobile windows, 8) Prohibition to enter vacant building, 9) Rummaging, 10) Creating odor,

11) Vehicular residence, 12) Walking on highway,13) Bringing paupers/Insane persons into city, 14) Peddling,

15) Public Nuisance, 16) Charging for car wash, 17) Washing cars

**This information was obtained through online research, city clerk offices, and localized researchers.

Some sources could only be updated every three months and so pending or passed resolutions since that day

are not evident in this report.

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