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LONG BEACH PRESS-TELEGRAM: Assembly panel OKs making funeral protests illegal
June 20, 2012
The state Assembly's Committee on Public Safety on Tuesday approved a measure that would make it illegal for protesters to disrupt funeral services.
Senate Bill 661, authored by state Sen. Ted Lieu , D-Redondo Beach, also would make it illegal for demonstrators to gather within 500 feet of a funeral.
If the measure is signed by the governor, violators could face fines up to $1,000, six months in county jail or both.
SB 661 was approved by the state Senate in January and now heads to the Assembly's Appropriations Committee for consideration.