Picketing at funerals prohibited.
No person may engage in any act of picketing at any funeral service during the
period from one hour before the scheduled commencement of the funeral services until one hour
after the actual completion of the funeral services.
Notwithstanding the criminal penalties provided in section 1 of this Act, the circuit
court may enjoin conduct proscribed by section 1 of this Act and may in any such proceeding
award damages, including attorney fees, or other appropriate relief against any person who is
repeatedly found guilty under this Act.
For the purpose of this Act, the term, picketing, means protest activities engaged in
by any person stationed within one thousand feet of a funeral service within one hour prior to,
during, and one hour following the commencement of any funeral service.
For the purposes of this Act, funeral services are any ceremony, procession, or
memorial held in connection with the burial or cremation of a deceased person.
Whereas, this Act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace,
health, or safety, an emergency is hereby declared to exist, and this Act shall be in full force and
effect from and after its passage and approval.