|Senate Counsel & Research||State of Minnesota|
|H.F. 2985 - Funeral Protests (Unofficial Engrossment - UEH2985-1)|
|Author:||Senator Don Betzold|
|Prepared by:||Kenneth P. Backhus, Senate Counsel (651/296-4396)|
|Date:||March 23, 2006|
H.F. 2985 (unofficial engrossment UEH2985-1) prohibits certain types of conduct at funerals and similar ceremonies and provides criminal penalties and civil remedies for violations.
Section 1 makes the following acts a misdemeanor:
Enhances the penalty from a misdemeanor to a gross misdemeanor if the person has previously been convicted of violating this statute or a similar statute. Makes persons who violate this law civilly liable to members of the deceased person's family or household. Also authorizes injunctive relief. Defines "family or household," "funeral ceremony," "funeral procession," "graveside service," "memorial service," and "targeted residential picketing."
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