Florida Senate - 2022                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 1664
       
       
       
       
       
       
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       The Committee on Rules (Perry) recommended the following:
       
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
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    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Section 810.15, Florida Statutes, is created to
    6  read:
    7         810.15Residential picketing.—
    8         (1)As used in this section, the term “dwelling” means any
    9  building, structure, or portion thereof which is occupied as, or
   10  designed or intended for occupancy as, a residence by one or
   11  more families.
   12         (2)It is unlawful for a person to picket or protest before
   13  or about the dwelling of a person with the intent to harass or
   14  disturb that person in his or her dwelling.
   15         (3)A person who violates this section commits a
   16  misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s.
   17  775.082 or s. 775.083.
   18         (4)Before a person may be arrested for a violation of this
   19  section, a law enforcement officer as defined in s. 943.10 or
   20  any local, state, federal, or military law enforcement agency
   21  must go as near to the person as may be done with safety and
   22  shall command any person picketing or protesting before or about
   23  the dwelling of a person to immediately and peaceably disperse.
   24  If any such person does not thereupon immediately and peaceably
   25  disperse, he or she may be arrested for a violation of this
   26  section.
   27         Section 2. This act shall take effect October 1, 2022.
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   29  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   30  And the title is amended as follows:
   31         Delete everything before the enacting clause
   32  and insert:
   33                        A bill to be entitled                      
   34         An act relating to residential picketing; creating s.
   35         810.15, F.S.; defining the term “dwelling”;
   36         prohibiting a person from picketing or protesting
   37         before or about the dwelling of a person with
   38         specified intent; providing criminal penalties;
   39         requiring a specified warning before arresting a
   40         person for a certain violation; providing an effective
   41         date.
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   43         WHEREAS, the state has a significant interest in protecting
   44  the tranquility and privacy of the home and protecting citizens
   45  from the detrimental effect of targeted picketing, and
   46         WHEREAS, the Supreme Court of the United States recognized
   47  this interest in upholding a challenged ordinance restricting
   48  residential picketing in Frisby v. Schultz, 487 U.S. 474 (1988),
   49  NOW, THEREFORE,