Ban on funeral protests: A bill that makes it illegal to protest at any funeral, not just military ones, is on its way to Gov. Rick Scott’s desk after the Senate passed it 38-0 Wednesday.
The House had approved the “Funeral Buffer” bill (HB 15) March 13. It prohibits protesting or picketing within 500 feet of any funeral or burial from one hour before to one hour after the ceremony. A violation is a first-degree misdemeanor.
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