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BOISE -- Those interested in asking for money on the streets of Idaho's capital city remain free to do so.

The City of Boise has announced it will postpone its next scheduled hearing and first readings of three proposed Civil Sidewalks ordinances-- also known as the panhandling ordinances.

The ordinances were proposed earlier this month to help curb harassing or unsafe panhandling in the city.

The proposals came in response to requests from local business owners and residents who have reported an increase in such activities in recent years.

The city says a revised schedule for the public hearing will be announced at a later date.

Boise has seen several similar proposals to limit panhandling in the past decade.

None have been passed into law.

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