Long Island town considers ban on public defecation

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) - A Long Island town has proposed a ban on public urination and defecation amid numerous complaints to the town board.

The Hempstead Town Board will vote Tuesday on scheduling a public hearing on a proposal to update the town's disorderly-conduct code to enact the ban. Newsday reports Councilman Dennis Dunne says the complaints focus primarily on cab drivers and motorists pulling over to urinate in parking lots.

Dunne says, "We're not going to allow this town to become a toilet."

Other communities have passed similar laws, like Huntington. Last year, the town altered its public nuisance law to include violations for public defecation and urination.

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