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). 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED on August 30, 2012.

voted YES: 34 voted NO: 2
4 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
select this voteAssemblySB 661 Lieu Senate Third Reading By SWANSON8/28/2012This bill PASSED the Assembly
77 voted YES 2 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
currently selectedSenateUnfinished 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.
select this voteAssembly 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.
currently selectedSenate 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.

Total contributions given to Senators from Police & fire fighters unions and associations, which…

supported this bill

Police & fire fighters unions and associations$1,108,000
$1,108,000

17 Organizations Supported and 2 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
An Act to Add Section 594.37 to the Penal Code, Relating to Picketing.: Unfinished Business SB661 Lieu Concurrence

17 organizations supported this bill

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
Senate Rules Committee (2012, August 28). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved November 13, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
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.
Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs
Senate Rules Committee (2012, August 28). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved November 13, 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 Fraternal Order of Police
Senate Rules Committee (2012, August 28). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved November 13, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Funeral Directors Association
Senate Rules Committee (2012, August 28). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved November 13, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Peace Officers' Association
Senate Rules Committee (2012, August 28). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved November 13, 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.
Crime Victims Action Alliance
Senate Rules Committee (2012, August 28). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved November 13, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Long Beach Police Officers Association
Senate Rules Committee (2012, August 28). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved November 13, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Association
Senate Rules Committee (2012, August 28). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved November 13, 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.
Peace Officers Research Association of California
Senate Rules Committee (2012, August 28). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved November 13, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Sacramento County Deputy Sheriffs Association
Senate Rules Committee (2012, August 28). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved November 13, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Santa Ana Police Officers Association
Senate Rules Committee (2012, August 28). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved November 13, 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 Senators in office on day of vote, from Police & fire fighters unions and associations interest groups, January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2012.
Contributions data source: FollowTheMoney.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Elaine AlquistDCA-13$8,700$0
Joel AndersonRCA-36$23,900$0
Tom BerryhillRCA-14$33,400$0
Sam BlakesleeRCA-15$0$0
Ron CalderonDCA-30$27,350$0
Anthony CannellaRCA-12$27,050$0
Ellen CorbettDCA-10$20,404$0
Lou CorreaDCA-34$40,252$0
Kevin De LeonDCA-22$52,382$0
Mark DeSaulnierDCA-7$47,724$0
Bob DuttonRCA-31$24,200$0
Bill EmmersonRCA-37$37,250$0
Noreen EvansDCA-2$40,299$0
Jean FullerRCA-18$14,000$0
Ted GainesRCA-1$7,125$0
Loni HancockDCA-9$20,805$0
Tom HarmanRCA-35$16,600$0
Ed HernandezDCA-24$53,527$0
Bob HuffRCA-29$60,050$0
Christine KehoeDCA-39$16,000$0
Doug La MalfaRCA-4$5,000$0
Mark LenoDCA-3$32,199$0
Ted LieuDCA-28$104,292$0
Carol LiuDCA-21$32,445$0
Alan LowenthalDCA-27$0$0
Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$22,450$0
Alex PadillaDCA-20$25,400$0
Fran PavleyDCA-23$58,550$0
Curren PriceDCA-26$26,700$0
Michael RubioDCA-16$31,492$0
Sharon RunnerRCA-17$9,305$0
Joe SimitianDCA-11$11,000$0
Darrell SteinbergDCA-6$30,900$0
Tony StricklandRCA-19$16,000$0
Juan VargasDCA-40$30,350$0
Mimi WaltersRCA-33$1,000$0
Lois WolkDCA-5$24,600$0
Rod WrightDCA-25$42,300$0
Mark WylandRCA-38$21,400$0
Leland YeeDCA-8$11,600$0

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NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Elaine AlquistDCA-13$9,450$2,000
Joel AndersonRCA-36$37,525$17,550
Tom BerryhillRCA-14$33,400$18,800
Sam BlakesleeRCA-15$0$0
Ron CalderonDCA-30$35,250$10,500
Anthony CannellaRCA-12$27,250$22,034
Ellen CorbettDCA-10$35,204$48,988
Lou CorreaDCA-34$65,552$22,750
Kevin De LeonDCA-22$94,781$57,323
Mark DeSaulnierDCA-7$70,104$54,162
Bob DuttonRCA-31$29,800$6,250
Bill EmmersonRCA-37$37,850$7,418
Noreen EvansDCA-2$61,019$62,156
Jean FullerRCA-18$14,150$9,300
Ted GainesRCA-1$8,625$3,375
Loni HancockDCA-9$78,005$39,535
Tom HarmanRCA-35$22,600$20,198
Ed HernandezDCA-24$80,276$16,559
Bob HuffRCA-29$61,550$17,812
Christine KehoeDCA-39$21,300$7,900
Doug La MalfaRCA-4$5,000$5,273
Mark LenoDCA-3$64,449$62,825
Ted LieuDCA-28$157,642$232,142
Carol LiuDCA-21$39,845$30,675
Alan LowenthalDCA-27$0$0
Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$30,350$10,400
Alex PadillaDCA-20$42,100$47,199
Fran PavleyDCA-23$131,300$137,070
Curren PriceDCA-26$41,700$23,772
Michael RubioDCA-16$48,092$37,240
Sharon RunnerRCA-17$9,305$3,200
Joe SimitianDCA-11$16,500$8,400
Darrell SteinbergDCA-6$131,500$87,000
Tony StricklandRCA-19$20,500$29,700
Juan VargasDCA-40$82,650$19,950
Mimi WaltersRCA-33$1,250$32,625
Lois WolkDCA-5$39,150$12,700
Rod WrightDCA-25$59,800$24,150
Mark WylandRCA-38$21,400$9,500
Leland YeeDCA-8$50,600$14,750

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Police & fire fighters unions and associations$1,108,000
State & local government employee unions$707,723
Military$650
Funeral services$450

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Attorneys & law firms$1,268,680
Democratic-based groups (but not official party committees) and generic liberal/progressive ones$4,500
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