In addition to new proposed ordinance empowering more nanny state harassment it also gives police a new means of revenue collection.
A Councilman for Queens wants to subject people who want to smoke while walking in public to nanny state harassment. If he gets his way, a person caught walking down the sidewalk while smoking a cigarette will have to pay a fine of fifty dollars.
Fox 5 New York reports, “NYC considers making walking and smoking illegal.”
” […] no smoking and walking on New York City Sidewalks,” said Queens Councilman Peter Koo […].
His bill would make it a misdemeanor to walk while smoking, likely punishable by a fine of $50.
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