Thursday, February 17, 2011

Mourner Protection Bill Wins Panel's Approval

Josh Brecheen
A bill further protecting mourners at military funerals has been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Senator Josh Brecheen's Senate Bill 406 was approved unanimously. It would change current law, which bans protesters from picketing funerals for an hour before and after the service. They’re also prohibited from picketing any closer than 500 feet of the funeral site. Brecheen’s bill increases the moratorium on picketing to two hours before or after a service and increases the distance to 1000 feet.

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