Increases penalties for obstructing (blocking, placing barriers, defacing, etc.) a right-of-way to highway/airport or transit, making it a gross misdemeanor (increases penalties from up to $1,000 to up to $3,000 and jail time from up to 90 days to up to one year)

  • Chills dissent
  • Attempt to silence Black Lives Matter movement
  • Suppresses first amendment right to free speech
  • Laws already exist to punish unlawful protest

Bill Links: HF 390/1066 & SF 676/918

Status: 
SF 676/918- Included in SF 803 Judiciary and Public Safety Omnibus Bill, vetoed by Gov. Dayton
Returned to Senate Judiciary Committee

HF 390/1066- Included in SF 803 Judiciary and Public Safety Omnibus Bill, vetoed by Gov. Dayton
Returned to House Public Safety Committee

Authors

HF 390: Zerwas, Cornish, Franson, McDonald, Johnson, B., Fabian, Miller, Daudt, Nash, Dean, M., O'Neill, Howe, Uglem, Grossell, Heintzeman, Backer, Newberger, Lucero, Lohmer & SF 918: Housley

Status

Pending

Bill number

HF 390 / 1066 & SF 676 / 918

Position

Oppose

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