Two New Jersey assemblymen want to make this unsavory practice illegal.
According to CBS Philly, some New Jersey municipalities make it a habit of giving their homeless a one-way bus ticket to Atlantic City.
Now, legislators Chris Brown and John Amodeo have authored a bill that would make it a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months imprisonment, a possible $1,000 fine, or both.
The bill would require the municipality to notify the new town of the individual’s move and to conduct a social service evaluation before relocating someone.
“We want to be able to help them to hopefully become productive citizens,” said Amodeo during a N.J. 101.5 radio interview.
He also sighted the coming summer season and the importance of tourism in the coming months.