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HB 1: Combating Public Disorder

GENERAL BILL by Fernandez-Barquin ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Barnaby ; DiCeglie ; Drake ; Giallombardo ; Gregory ; Harding ; Maggard ; Maney ; McClain ; Plakon ; Roach ; Sirois ; Snyder

Combating Public Disorder; Authorizes residents of municipality to file an appeal to Administration Commission if municipality makes reduction to budget of municipal law enforcement agency; revises provisions prohibiting obstructing traffic; provides for cause of action against municipality for failing to provide law enforcement protection during riot; revises penalty for assault or battery committed in furtherance of riot or aggravated riot; revises minimum term of imprisonment for battery on law enforcement officer in furtherance of riot; revises prohibition on damaging memorial; revises penalties for burglary or theft during riot & facilitated by riot; revises prohibition on fighting in public place; prohibits specified assemblies from engaging in disorderly & violent conduct; prohibits inciting or encouraging riot; creates affirmative defense to civil action where plaintiff participated in riot or unlawful assembly.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 1/27/2021 House - Now in Justice Appropriations Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/6/2021 House • Filed
1/15/2021 House • Referred to Criminal Justice and Public Safety Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee
1/20/2021 House • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice and Public Safety Subcommittee, 01/27/21, 4:00 pm, Webster Hall
1/27/2021 House • Favorable by Criminal Justice and Public Safety Subcommittee; YEAS 11 NAYS 6
• Now in Justice Appropriations Subcommittee