SB 91 Modifies funeral protest provisions
Sponsor: Engler
LR Number: 0460S.01I Fiscal Note: 0460-01N.ORG
Committee: Veterans' Affairs, Emerging Issues, Pensions and Urban Affairs
Last Action: 1/20/2011 - Second Read and Referred S Veterans' Affairs, Emerging Issues, Pensions and Urban Affairs Committee Journal Page: S126
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Effective Date: August 28, 2011

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SB 91 - This act modifies criminal provisions regarding picketing or engaging in other protest activities in front of or about any location at which a funeral is held, or within three hundred feet of or about any location at which a funeral is held. This act specifies that the purpose of these statutes is to protect the privacy of grieving families. The act also eliminates restrictions on protesting at funeral processions and specifies that the protest activity must be disruptive or undertaken to disrupt or disturb the funeral.

This act is similar to HB 365 (2011) and HB 592 (2011).

EMILY KALMER