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21-6106. Unlawful public demonstration at a funeral. (a) Unlawful public demonstration at a funeral is:

(1) Engaging in a public demonstration at any public location within 150 feet of any entrance to any cemetery, church, mortuary or other location where a funeral is held or conducted, within one hour prior to the scheduled commencement of a funeral, during a funeral or within two hours following the completion of a funeral;

(2) knowingly obstructing, hindering, impeding or blocking another person's entry to or exit from a funeral; or

(3) knowingly impeding vehicles which are part of a funeral procession.

(b) Unlawful public demonstration at a funeral is a class B person misdemeanor. Each day on which a violation occurs shall constitute a separate offense.

(c) As used in this section:

(1) "Funeral" means the ceremonies, processions and memorial services held in connection with the burial or cremation of a person; and

(2) "public demonstration" means:

(A) Any picketing or similar conduct; or

(B) any oration, speech, use of sound amplification equipment or device, or similar conduct that is not part of a funeral.

(d) This section may be cited as the Kansas funeral privacy act.

History: L. 2010, ch. 136, ยง 176; July 1, 2011.


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