Jun 10, 2013 9:15 AM by AP (Photo courtesy MGN Online)
The Ascension Parish Council is considering an ordinance that would eliminate or greatly restrict unsolicited door-to-door peddling and solicitation in the parish.
Council Chairman Chris Loar says the ordinance is designed to increase safety and also to allow residents to spend time in their homes without worrying about being disturbed by someone trying to sell them unsolicited material.
Anyone caught violating the new ordinance, which will be up for final adoption at the council's next meeting on June 20, could be sentenced to serve up to 30 days in the parish jail and receive a fine not exceeding $500.
The ordinance targets traveling salesmen who make their living going from door to door and neighborhood to neighborhood selling any number of items, including food and electronics.