SB 661 - An Act to Add Section 594.37 to the Penal Code, Relating to Picketing.

Crime: picketing. 2011-2012 Legislature. View bill details
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Summary:
Existing law makes it a crime for a person to disturb, obstruct, detain, or interfere with any person carrying or accompanying human remains to a cemetery or funeral establishment, or engaged in a funeral service or an interment.

This bill would make it a crime, punishable by a fine not exceeding $1,000, imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding 6 months, or by both, for a person to… More
Existing law makes it a crime for a person to disturb, obstruct, detain, or interfere with any person carrying or accompanying human remains to a cemetery or funeral establishment, or engaged in a funeral service or an interment.

This bill would make it a crime, punishable by a fine not exceeding $1,000, imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding 6 months, or by both, for a person to engage in picketing, as defined, except upon private property, which is targeted at a funeral, as defined, during the time period beginning one hour prior to the funeral and ending one hour after the conclusion of the funeral. The bill would set forth related findings and declarations.

Because this bill would create a new crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. Hide
 
Status:
The bill has become law (chaptered). 
Assembly Vote: On Passage

PASSED on August 28, 2012.

voted YES: 77 voted NO: 2
1 voted present/not voting

An Act to Add Section 594.37 to the Penal Code, Relating to Picketing.

SB 661 — 2011-2012 Legislature

Summary
Existing law makes it a crime for a person to disturb, obstruct, detain, or interfere with any person carrying or accompanying human remains to a cemetery or funeral establishment, or engaged in a funeral service or an interment.

This bill would make it a crime, punishable by a fine not exceeding $1,000, imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding 6 months, or by both, for a person to engage in picketing, as defined, except upon private property, which is targeted at a funeral, as defined, during the time period beginning one hour prior to the funeral and ending one hour after the conclusion of the funeral. The bill would set forth related findings and declarations.

Because this bill would create a new crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.
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Title
An Act to Add Section 594.37 to the Penal Code, Relating to Picketing.
Author(s)
Ted Lieu
Co-Authors
Subjects
  • Crime: picketing
Major Actions
Introduced2/18/2011
Referred to Committee
Passed Senate Committee on Public Safety1/10/2012
Passed Senate Committee on Appropriations1/17/2012
Passed Senate1/26/2012
Passed Assembly Committee on Public Safety6/19/2012
Passed Assembly Committee on Judiciary7/03/2012
Passed Assembly Committee on Appropriations8/08/2012
Passed Assembly8/28/2012
Passed Senate8/30/2012
Presented to the governor (enrolled)9/10/2012
Became law (chaptered).9/17/2012
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteSenate Committee on Public SafetyDo pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.1/10/2012This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Public Safety
5 voted YES 1 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenate Committee on AppropriationsDo pass.1/17/2012This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Appropriations
7 voted YES 0 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateSenate 3rd Reading SB661 Lieu1/26/2012This bill PASSED the Senate
38 voted YES 0 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssembly Committee on Public SafetyDo pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Judiciary.6/19/2012This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Public Safety
6 voted YES 0 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssembly Committee on JudiciaryDo pass as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.7/03/2012This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Judiciary
9 voted YES 1 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssembly Committee on AppropriationsDo pass.8/08/2012This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Appropriations
16 voted YES 1 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
currently selectedAssemblySB 661 Lieu Senate Third Reading By SWANSON8/28/2012This bill PASSED the Assembly
77 voted YES 2 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateUnfinished Business SB661 Lieu Concurrence8/30/2012This bill PASSED the Senate
34 voted YES 2 voted NO 4 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced2/18/2011
2/18/2011Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
2/19/2011From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 21.
3/03/2011Referred to Com. on PUB. S.
12/15/2011Set for hearing January 10.
1/04/2012From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on PUB. S.
select this voteVote1/10/2012Do pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.
1/10/2012From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 5. Noes 1. Page 2624.) (January 10). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
1/11/2012Set for hearing January 17.
1/17/2012From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 7. Noes 0. Page 2669.) (January 17).
select this voteVote1/17/2012Do pass.
1/18/2012Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
1/26/2012Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 38. Noes 0. Page 2716.) Ordered to the Assembly.
1/26/2012In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.
select this voteSenate Vote on Passage1/26/2012Senate 3rd Reading SB661 Lieu
4/19/2012Referred to Com. on PUB. S.
select this voteVote6/19/2012Do pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
6/19/2012From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on JUD. (Ayes 6. Noes 0.) (June 19). Re-referred to Com. on JUD.
select this voteVote7/03/2012Do pass as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
7/03/2012From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 9. Noes 1.) (July 3).
7/05/2012Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
8/06/2012From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
select this voteVote8/08/2012Do pass.
8/09/2012From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 16. Noes 1.) (August 8).
8/13/2012Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
8/24/2012Read third time and amended. (Page 6250.) Ordered to third reading.
8/28/2012Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 77. Noes 2. Page 6443.) Ordered to the Senate.
8/28/2012In Senate. Concurrence in Assembly amendments pending.
currently selectedAssembly Vote on Passage8/28/2012SB 661 Lieu Senate Third Reading By SWANSON
8/30/2012Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 34. Noes 2. Page 5021.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
select this voteSenate Vote on Passage8/30/2012Unfinished Business SB661 Lieu Concurrence
9/10/2012Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 9:45 a.m.
9/17/2012Approved by the Governor.
9/17/2012Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 354, Statutes of 2012.

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An Act to Add Section 594.37 to the Penal Code, Relating to Picketing.: SB 661 Lieu Senate Third Reading By SWANSON

6 organizations supported this bill

American Legion - Department of California
Senate Committee on Public Safety (2012, January 9). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 17, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Amvets Department of California
Senate Committee on Public Safety (2012, January 9). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 17, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Association of County Veterans Service Officers
Senate Committee on Public Safety (2012, January 9). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 17, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California State Commanders Veterans Council
Senate Committee on Public Safety (2012, January 9). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 17, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Military Officers Association of America California Council of Chapters
Senate Committee on Public Safety (2012, January 9). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 17, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Vietnam Veterans of America, California State Council
Senate Committee on Public Safety (2012, January 9). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 17, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.

2 organizations opposed this bill

American Civil Liberties Union
Senate Committee on Public Safety (2012, January 9). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 17, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Senate Committee on Public Safety (2012, January 9). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 17, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.

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Includes reported contributions to campaigns of Assemblymembers in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2012.
Contributions data source: FollowTheMoney.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Katcho AchadjianRCA-33$0$1,100
Luis AlejoDCA-28$0$12,100
Michael AllenDCA-7$0$66,025
Tom AmmianoDCA-13$0$17,275
Toni AtkinsDCA-76$0$15,800
Jim BeallDCA-24$0$37,250
Bill BerryhillRCA-26$0$14,250
Marty BlockDCA-78$0$31,500
Bob BlumenfieldDCA-40$0$35,400
Susan BonillaDCA-11$0$6,450
Steven BradfordDCA-51$0$37,200
Julia BrownleyDCA-41$0$0
Joan BuchananDCA-15$0$8,950
Betsy ButlerDCA-53$0$222,234
Charles CalderonDCA-58$0$0
Nora CamposDCA-23$0$7,400
Wilmer Amina CarterDCA-62$0$0
Gilbert CedilloDCA-45$0$0
Wesley ChesbroDCA-1$0$7,060
Connie ConwayRCA-34$0$10,050
Paul CookRCA-65$0$0
Mike DavisDCA-48$0$0
Roger DickinsonDCA-9$0$43,350
Tim DonnellyRCA-59$0$8,075
Mike EngDCA-49$0$0
Mike FeuerDCA-42$0$0
Nathan FletcherRCA-75$0$0
Paul FongDCA-22$0$10,084
Felipe FuentesDCA-39$0$0
Warren FurutaniDCA-55$0$0
Beth GainesRCA-4$0$4,200
Cathleen GalgianiDCA-17$0$8,679
Martin GarrickRCA-74$0$0
Mike GattoDCA-43$0$87,153
Rich GordonDCA-21$0$34,263
Jeff GorellRCA-37$0$5,100
Shannon GroveRCA-32$0$14,500
Curt HagmanRCA-60$0$8,700
Linda HaldermanRCA-29$0$0
Isadore HallDCA-52$0$7,200
Diane HarkeyRCA-73$250$4,600
Mary HayashiDCA-18$0$0
Roger HernandezDCA-57$0$8,150
Jerry HillDCA-19$0$36,658
Alyson HuberDCA-10$0$0
Ben HuesoDCA-79$0$13,600
Jared HuffmanDCA-6$0$0
Kevin JeffriesRCA-66$0$0
Brian JonesRCA-77$0$1,000
Steve KnightRCA-36$0$2,000
Ricardo LaraDCA-50$0$14,700
Dan LogueRCA-3$0$5,065
Bonnie LowenthalDCA-54$0$1,000
Fiona MaDCA-12$0$0
Allan MansoorRCA-68$0$6,850
Tony MendozaDCA-56$0$0
Jeff MillerRCA-71$0$4,380
Holly MitchellDCA-47$0$8,364
Bill MonningDCA-27$0$67,813
Mike MorrellRCA-63$0$10,150
Brian NestandeRCA-64$0$1,700
Jim NielsenRCA-2$0$0
Chris NorbyRCA-72$0$11,325
Kristin OlsenRCA-25$0$14,125
Richard PanDCA-5$0$6,800
Henry PereaDCA-31$0$10,500
John PerezDCA-46$0$168,400
Manuel PerezDCA-80$0$8,400
Anthony PortantinoDCA-44$0$0
Jim SilvaRCA-67$0$0
Nancy SkinnerDCA-14$0$18,500
Cameron SmythRCA-38$0$0
Jose SolorioDCA-69$0$0
Sandre SwansonDCA-16$0$0
Norma TorresDCA-61$0$10,548
David ValadaoRCA-30$0$0
Don WagnerRCA-70$0$6,875
Bob WieckowskiDCA-20$0$81,050
Das WilliamsDCA-35$0$11,200
Mariko YamadaDCA-8$0$8,220

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NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Katcho AchadjianRCA-33$0$1,100
Luis AlejoDCA-28$0$12,100
Michael AllenDCA-7$0$66,025
Tom AmmianoDCA-13$0$17,275
Toni AtkinsDCA-76$0$15,800
Jim BeallDCA-24$0$37,250
Bill BerryhillRCA-26$0$14,250
Marty BlockDCA-78$0$31,500
Bob BlumenfieldDCA-40$0$35,400
Susan BonillaDCA-11$0$6,450
Steven BradfordDCA-51$0$37,200
Julia BrownleyDCA-41$0$0
Joan BuchananDCA-15$0$8,950
Betsy ButlerDCA-53$0$222,234
Charles CalderonDCA-58$0$0
Nora CamposDCA-23$0$7,400
Wilmer Amina CarterDCA-62$0$0
Gilbert CedilloDCA-45$0$0
Wesley ChesbroDCA-1$0$7,060
Connie ConwayRCA-34$0$10,050
Paul CookRCA-65$0$0
Mike DavisDCA-48$0$0
Roger DickinsonDCA-9$0$43,350
Tim DonnellyRCA-59$0$8,075
Mike EngDCA-49$0$0
Mike FeuerDCA-42$0$0
Nathan FletcherRCA-75$0$0
Paul FongDCA-22$0$10,084
Felipe FuentesDCA-39$0$0
Warren FurutaniDCA-55$0$0
Beth GainesRCA-4$0$4,200
Cathleen GalgianiDCA-17$0$8,679
Martin GarrickRCA-74$0$0
Mike GattoDCA-43$0$87,153
Rich GordonDCA-21$0$34,263
Jeff GorellRCA-37$0$5,100
Shannon GroveRCA-32$0$14,500
Curt HagmanRCA-60$0$8,700
Linda HaldermanRCA-29$0$0
Isadore HallDCA-52$0$7,200
Diane HarkeyRCA-73$250$4,600
Mary HayashiDCA-18$0$0
Roger HernandezDCA-57$0$8,150
Jerry HillDCA-19$0$36,658
Alyson HuberDCA-10$0$0
Ben HuesoDCA-79$0$13,600
Jared HuffmanDCA-6$0$0
Kevin JeffriesRCA-66$0$0
Brian JonesRCA-77$0$1,000
Steve KnightRCA-36$0$2,000
Ricardo LaraDCA-50$0$14,700
Dan LogueRCA-3$0$5,065
Bonnie LowenthalDCA-54$0$1,000
Fiona MaDCA-12$0$0
Allan MansoorRCA-68$0$6,850
Tony MendozaDCA-56$0$0
Jeff MillerRCA-71$0$4,380
Holly MitchellDCA-47$0$8,364
Bill MonningDCA-27$0$67,813
Mike MorrellRCA-63$0$10,150
Brian NestandeRCA-64$0$1,700
Jim NielsenRCA-2$0$0
Chris NorbyRCA-72$0$11,325
Kristin OlsenRCA-25$0$14,125
Richard PanDCA-5$0$6,800
Henry PereaDCA-31$0$10,500
John PerezDCA-46$0$168,400
Manuel PerezDCA-80$0$8,400
Anthony PortantinoDCA-44$0$0
Jim SilvaRCA-67$0$0
Nancy SkinnerDCA-14$0$18,500
Cameron SmythRCA-38$0$0
Jose SolorioDCA-69$0$0
Sandre SwansonDCA-16$0$0
Norma TorresDCA-61$0$10,548
David ValadaoRCA-30$0$0
Don WagnerRCA-70$0$6,875
Bob WieckowskiDCA-20$0$81,050
Das WilliamsDCA-35$0$11,200
Mariko YamadaDCA-8$0$8,220

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Military$250

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Attorneys & law firms$1,301,141
Democratic-based groups (but not official party committees) and generic liberal/progressive ones$2,179
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