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(126th General Assembly)
(Amended House Bill Number 484)
To amend section 3767.30 of the Revised Code to prohibit protest activities within 300 feet of the site of a funeral service during and within one hour before and after the service and to prohibit protest activities within 300 feet of a funeral procession.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:
SECTION 1. That section 3767.30 of the Revised Code be amended to read as follows:
Sec. 3767.30. Every citizen may freely speak, write, and publish
sentiments on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of the right, but
no person shall picket or engage in other protest activities, nor shall any association or corporation cause to be
picketed picketing or other protest activities to occur, within three hundred feet of any residence, cemetery, funeral home, church, synagogue, or other
establishment during or within one hour before and during or one hour after the conducting of an actual
funeral or burial service at such that place. No person shall picket or engage in other protest activities, nor shall
any association or corporation cause to be picketed picketing or other protest activities to occur, within three hundred feet of any funeral procession.
As used in this section, "other protest activities" means any action that is disruptive or undertaken to disrupt or disturb a funeral or burial service or a funeral procession.
SECTION 2. That existing section 3767.30 of the Revised Code is hereby repealed.