Las Vegas’ Sleeping Ban Bill Takes Aim at The Homeless

Maria Perez
Nov 5, 2019 - 5:23
Las Vegas’ Sleeping Ban Bill Takes Aim at The Homeless

Las Vegas’ city council will vote on Wednesday to ban public sleeping on sidewalks and streets. The new ordinance could criminalize homeless people if they do not comply with the new piece of legislation.   Why it Matters The proposed law, which is supported by Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman and was drafted in September, will make it a misdemeanor to “to camp or sleep in the public right-of-way, such as a sidewalk, in the downtown and in residential areas” if there isn’t any space left at local homeless shelters, according to astatement from the mayor’s office. The

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