Utah Bill Would Make Protesting At Private Residences A Class B Misdemeanor
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The legislative session is continuing on Utah’s Capitol Hill, and one issue lawmakers are looking to tackle involves protesters demonstrating at private residences.
The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Ryan Wilcox, R-Ogden, said HB291 would make what they’re calling “targeted residential picketing” a class B misdemeanor. That would carry a penalty of up to 6 months in jail and a $1,000 fine.
Wilcox said the First Amendment protects the right to petition the government, but not to harass people at their homes.
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