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DeSantis bans homeless from sleeping in parks, takes shot at NYC

Posted on AllSides March 21st, 2024
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill Wednesday banning people experiencing homelessness from sleeping in public spaces, including parks and sidewalks, in an effort to address an issue he says has “plagued communities across the country,” such as New York and California. The legislation, titled the “Unauthorized Public Camping and Public Sleeping” bill, or HB 1365, prohibits counties and municipalities from authorizing or allowing “public camping or sleeping on public property.” It also allows local officials to create “temporary campsites” when existing shelters reach maximum capacity. “Florida will not allow...

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