In a real rush? Find facilities, says county law

August 06, 1991|By Glenn Small | Glenn Small,Evening Sun Staff

Baltimore County Councilman Douglas Riley had some fun last night with a new law with a serious intent: It aims to crack down on rowdy college students by banning public urination.

In no way, said Riley, R-4th, was the law intended to prevent Boy Scouts, or golfers, from heeding nature's call when they are nowhere near a proper toilet.

But seriously, folks, Riley's measure carries a possible $100 fine and 30 days in jail for offenders.

Until last night, the county had no law banning urinating in zTC public. People who did so were charged with disorderly conduct.

The law is specifically aimed at Towson State University students who make nuisances of themselves at off-campus house parties in the neighborhoods that surround the sprawling campus.

For years, residents have complained about loud and unruly students who throw wild parties in rented houses. Many complain of students urinating on their lawns.

The County Council unanimously approved the measure.

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