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If it's good enough for buses, why not extend it to all public areas? Then maybe we can rid ourselves of those who go the other way and seemingly bathe in perfume. Or have bad breath. Or…
The [Honolulu] City Council is considering a bill that will make it illegal to "bring onto transit property odors that unreasonably disturb others or interfere with their use of the transit system, whether such odors arise from one's person, clothes, articles, accompanying animal or any other source."
Councilman Rod Tam, a co-sponsor of the bill, explained why it is needed:
"As we become more inundated with people from all over the world, their way of taking care of their health is different. Some people, quite frankly, do not take a bath every day and therefore they may be offensive in terms of their odor."
"There's the whole issue about at what point does it become illegal," [Chairman Gary] Okino said, noting that city attorneys are researching the matter. "How smelly does a person have to be? Just to base things on smell, I just don't feel good about that."
If convicted, a person could be fined up to $500, spend up to six months in jail, or be both fined and jailed.