City Council Passes ATM Panhandling Bill

HONOLULU (KHNL) -- The Honolulu City Council passed a bill banning aggressive panhandling near automated teller machines.

City Councilmember Charles Djou introduced the bill which bans panhandling within 10 feet of ATMs across Oahu.

Similar legislation has passed in other cities like Denver, Colorado and Chicago, Illinois.

The bill is a reaction to residents in Waikiki who complained last fall about problems with panhandling around ATMs.

Foreign visitors to the tourist location are particularly vulnerable to con artists.