Florida Sen. Proposes Bill To Regulate Protests, Would Make Protests Illegal That Interfere With Traffic
By Crystal Clark, FOX 13 // February 24, 2017
would take effect on July 1, 2017
ABOVE VIDEO: A Florida lawmaker has proposed a bill that would put new regulations and penalties on the way people protest.
(FOX 13) – A Florida lawmaker has proposed a bill that would put new regulations and penalties on the way people protest.
On Tuesday, Republican Senator George Gainer of Panama City filed a bill that would make it illegal for protests to interfere with traffic. Violators could be charged with a second-degree misdemeanor.
“Nobody has a right to endanger their lives or somebody else, or create a disruption, so that we have traffic problems and are putting a lot of folks in hardship trying to go somewhere and do their business,” said Senator Gainer.
His bill, which he hopes will take effect on July 1, 2017, would also require protesters to obtain a special event or public assembly permit, issued by the city, prior to the demonstration.
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