Curb Mass Picketing: Model Legislation

Curb Mass Picketing: Model Legislation

While we are all protective of the exercise of free speech, some limitations are often necessary to protect the health and safety of others. Some protests have escalated from peaceful demonstrations to efforts specifically designed to harm either a person or their business and have put in danger the welfare of the targets as well as unintended members of the public. As such, policy makers have begun to enact laws designed to protect citizens from the excesses of some protests and other street theater. Legislation is being considered in state legislatures to put some limited restrictions on mass picketing to ensure the safety of innocent bystanders, neighbors and customers.

Read the text of Michigan House Bill 4643.

Read the text of the Georgia Senate Bill 469.