§ 71.156  PEDESTRIANS PROHIBITED FROM SOLICITING RIDES, BUSINESS OR DONATIONS FROM VEHICLE OCCUPANTS.
   (A)   No person shall stand in a roadway for purpose of soliciting a ride, donations, employment, or business from the occupant of any vehicle.
(47 O.S. § 11-507)
   (B)   No person shall:
      (1)   Stand in any street, roadway or park and stop or attempt to stop and engage any person in any vehicle for the purpose of soliciting contributions or the watching or guarding of any vehicle while parked or about to be parked on a street;
      (2)   Sell or attempt to sell anything to any person in any vehicle;
      (3)   Hand or attempt to hand to any person in any vehicle any circular, advertisement, handbill or any political campaign literature, or any sample, souvenir or gift; or
      (4)   In any other manner, while standing in the street or roadway, attempt to interfere with the normal flow of traffic for any other similar purpose.
   (C)   Exception for properly permitted charitable organizations.
      (1)   Notwithstanding the provisions of divisions (A) and (B) above, the city may issue a permit allowing solicitation of contributions to any charitable organization that is a valid 501(c)(3) charitable organization under the Internal Revenue Code.  Proof of the valid 501(c)(3) status shall be provided upon permit application.
      (2)   All solicitations accomplished pursuant to a permit issued by the city shall comply with the following mandatory safety requirements:
         (a)   No person under the age of 21 years of age shall be permitted to be a solicitor;
         (b)   All solicitors must wear bright, reflective clothing substantially equivalent to safety vests;
         (c)   All solicitors must restrict their activity to sidewalks, shoulders, raised traffic medians, or the improved portion of the roadway, provided that said person does not impede traffic, and enters and remains in a roadway only while a controlling traffic signal prohibits vehicle movement; and
         (d)   No solicitor shall extend a solicitation sign or device to any motorist or vehicle occupant until the vehicle has come to a complete stop, and all solicitation signs or devices shall be withdrawn from the traveled lane of traffic immediately upon movement by the stopped vehicle.
      (3)   No permit shall be issued to any charitable organization more than once per calendar year.  The maximum term of the permit may not exceed three days; solicitations may occur on either consecutive days (only on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays recognized by state government) or one day per week for three consecutive weeks.  Solicitation may occur only between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and one hour before sunset.
      (4)   The city may issue a permit for solicitation activities to commence not earlier than 30 days from the date of application, provided that said application states the name and address of the charitable organization to whom the permit is issued, the names and addresses of all persons soliciting, the locations at which soliciting will take place, and the dates and times during which the soliciting will take place.  The city may consider and modify the term of the permit due to inclement weather or other cause not reasonably foreseeable at the time of application.  The city may deny applications from multiple organizations requesting a permit for the same date.
      (5)   Permit applications must be accompanied by a fee of $100 and a certificate of insurance signed by an authorized agent of an insurance company with an A- or better rating that is licensed to do business in the state of Oklahoma, to remain in full force for the duration of the permit period.  The policy shall provide $2,000,000 of liability coverage with no deductible, shall insure the applicant and all persons who will be soliciting for the applicant, shall name the city, its officers, employees, and elected representatives, as additional insured, and is otherwise acceptable to and approved by the risk manager of the city.
      (6)   Violation of any of the requirements or provisions set forth in this section, or violation of any other state or local law, by any organization may result in the denial of any future solicitation applications submitted by that organization.
(`83 Code, § 15-1007)  (Am. Ord. 2010-21, passed 7-6-10)  Penalty, see § 71.999