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Las Vegas bans homeless people from sleeping rough if shelter beds available
Fri, 08 Nov 2019 14:33:09 -0500

Las Vegas has passed a law banning sleeping on the street if there are places in homeless shelters available.  To combat the growing number of homeless people in the city, the new law will impose punishments of a $1,000 fine and six months in prison. The ordinance - the latest in a series of measures by US cities to grapple with rising vagrancy - comes into force on Sunday, but its criminal provisions will not be applied until February. Sleeping on the streets of the gambling hub will only be illegal in downtown Las Vegas and resi read the full story...

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