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SB 15 - Funeral Picketing Ban - Key Vote

Montana Key Votes

Brian Schweitzer signed this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Funeral Picketing Ban

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (65-32) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (34-14) - (Key vote)

Title: Funeral Picketing Ban

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that makes it a crime to protest funerals.

Highlights:
-Defines "Picketing" as the production of noise or action with the intention to disturb the funeral service in progress [sec. 1(5)(C)]. -States that it is a crime to picket within 1,500 feet of funeral sites, for an hour before and an hour after the service [sec. 1(1)]. -Imposes a fine between $250 and $1,000 and/or a jail sentence of up to a year [sec. 1(2)].
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Funeral Picketing Ban

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill which makes it a crime to protest within 1,500 feet of funeral sites. For the specific time period of up to one hour before and one hour after the service.

Highlights:
Defines "Picketing" as the production of noise or action with the intention to disturb the funeral service in progress [sec. 1(C)]. States that it is a crime to picket within 1,500 feet of funeral sites, for an hour before and an hour after the service [sec. 1(1)]. Imposes a fine, for a person convicted, between $250 and $1,000 and or a jail sentence of up to a year [sec. 1(2)].

Sponsors

  • Joseph S. 'Joe' Tropila (MT - D) (Out Of Office)
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