Bill would ban lying down on Oahu sidewalks

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Lying down on a sidewalk could soon be against the law in Honolulu.

A new bill authored by City Councilman Stanley Chang told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser that the proposal, which would ban lying down on public sidewalks on Oahu, is about public safety and does not target the homeless.

Protestors, street performs and people with a medical condition would be exempt from the law, which would see violators fined up to $50 dollars.

The city council will hear the measure during a meeting on Wednesday.

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