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H0194......................................................by STATE AFFAIRS DISTURBING THE PEACE - Amends existing law relating to disturbing the peace to provide the misdemeanor penalty for maliciously and willfully disturbing the dignity or reverential nature of any funeral, memorial service, funeral process, burial ceremony or viewing of a deceased person. 02/14 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing 02/15 Rpt prt - to Jud 02/22 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 02/23 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 02/27 3rd rdg - PASSED - 70-0-0 AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Barrett, Bayer, Bedke, Bell, Bilbao, Black, Block, Bock, Boe, Bolz, Brackett, Bradford, Chadderdon, Chavez, Chew, Clark, Collins, Crane, Durst, Edmunson, Eskridge, Hagedorn, Hart, Harwood, Henbest, Henderson, Jaquet, Killen, King, Kren, Labrador, Lake, LeFavour, Loertscher, Luker, Marriott, Mathews, McGeachin, Mortimer, Moyle, Nielsen, Nonini, Pasley-Stuart, Patrick, Pence, Raybould, Ring, Ringo, Roberts, Ruchti, Rusche, Sayler, Schaefer, Shepherd(2), Shepherd(8), Shirley, Shively, Smith(30), Smith(24), Snodgrass, Stevenson, Thayn, Trail, Vander Woude, Wills, Wood(27), Wood(35), Mr. Speaker NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- None Floor Sponsor - Bedke Title apvd - to Senate 02/28 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Jud 03/08 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 03/09 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 03/14 3rd rdg - PASSED - 33-0-2 AYES -- Andreason, Bair, Bastian, Bilyeu, Broadsword, Cameron, Coiner, Darrington, Davis, Fulcher, Gannon, Geddes, Goedde, Hammond, Heinrich, Hill, Jorgenson, Kelly, Keough, Langhorst, Little, Lodge, Malepeai, McGee, McKague, McKenzie, Pearce, Richardson, Schroeder, Siddoway, Stegner, Stennett, Werk NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- Burkett, Corder Floor Sponsors - Jorgenson & Lodge Title apvd - to House 03/15 To enrol - Rpt enrol - Sp signed - Pres signed 03/16 To Governor 03/21 Governor signed Session Law Chapter 130 Effective: 07/01/07
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-ninth Legislature First Regular Session - 2007 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE BILL NO. 194 BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO DISTURBING THE PEACE; AMENDING SECTION 18-6409, IDAHO CODE, TO 3 PROVIDE THE MISDEMEANOR PENALTY FOR MALICIOUSLY AND WILLFULLY DISTURBING 4 THE DIGNITY OR REVERENTIAL NATURE OF ANY FUNERAL, MEMORIAL SERVICE, 5 FUNERAL PROCESS, BURIAL CEREMONY OR VIEWING OF A DECEASED PERSON AND TO 6 MAKE A TECHNICAL CORRECTION. 7 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 8 SECTION 1. That Section 18-6409, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 9 amended to read as follows: 10 18-6409. DISTURBING THE PEACE. (1) Every person who maliciously and wil-11 fullywillfully disturbs the peace or quiet of any neighborhood, family or 12 person, by loud or unusual noise, or by tumultuous or offensive conduct, or by 13 threatening, traducing, quarreling, challenging to fight or fighting, or fires 14 any gun or pistol, or uses any vulgar, profane or indecent language within the 15 presence or hearing of children, in a loud and boisterous manner, is guilty of 16 a misdemeanor. 17 (2) Every person who maliciously and willfully disturbs the dignity or 18 reverential nature of any funeral, memorial service, funeral procession, 19 burial ceremony or viewing of a deceased person is guilty of a misdemeanor.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 17011 The purpose of this legislation is to provide protection and to clarify the right to privacy during our times of great loss. This legislation provides for the safekeeping of the dignity and reverential nature of any funeral, memorial service, funeral procession, burial ceremony, or viewing of a deceased person. This legislation also provides for the families of military members who have lost a loved one to be free from disturbance at their time of great sorrow. Some across our nation have determined themselves to disturb the peace and quiet of funeral processions as a protest against war. This legislation is an attempt to remedy these activities. FISCAL IMPACT There is no fiscal impact to the state. Contact: Name: Rep. Eric Anderson Phone: (208)332-1000 Rep. Bob Nonini Rep. Mike Moyle Rep. Cliff Bayer Rep. Clete Edmunson Rep. George Eskridge Rep. Mary Lou Shepherd Sen. Shawn Keough Sen. Joyce Broadsword Sen. John McGee STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 194