ID Now Required for Door-to-Door Sales in Minneapolis
If a salesperson knocks on your door, and they don't have a city-issued ID badge, call 911. That was the message from the Minneapolis City Council Friday.
The council unanimously passed a new ordinance governing how solicitors operate in the city.
"Under the new rules, door-to-door salespeople and transient merchants will be required to wear a city-issued photo identification card," said a city spokesperson.
Earlier this month, KSTP.COM reported on concerns Council Member Gary Schiff raised about the safety of those selling magazines door-to-door.
"Traveling magazine sales is one of the top-five most dangerous jobs for youth," said Schiff.
The new ordinance "does not apply to canvassers, including people who advocate for religious, social, or political causes," said the spokesperson.