AMERICAN SAMOA SENATE VOTES TO PROHIBIT ROADSIDE FUNDRAISING

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PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (July 28, 1997 - Samoa News)---The American Samoa Territorial Senate has passed legislation prohibiting fundraising along the island of Tutuila's main highway, except if the solicitors are 25 feet from the curb.

Lawmakers introduced the bill last month as a result of public complaints regarding organizations conducting roadside fundraising, and creating traffic hazards. The Senate bill states that "no person may sit, lie, stand, dance, walk, or loiter thereupon so as to constitute a hazard to himself or to vehicular traffic."

Sales of agricultural produce and seafood on the sides of the roads will continue to be permitted.

The bill now goes to the Territorial House of Representatives for consideration and expected passage. House members voice their concerns over the same problem earlier in the year.

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