Chief Sponsor: Ryan D. Wilcox

Senate Sponsor: Evan J. Vickers


8     General Description:
9          This bill concerns targeted residential picketing.
10     Highlighted Provisions:
11          This bill:
12          ▸     defines terms;
13          ▸     creates the offense of targeted residential picketing;
14          ▸     creates the offense of disclosing an individual's physical address with the intent to
15     cause another individual to engage in targeted residential picketing; and
16          ▸     imposes penalties.
17     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
18          None
19     Other Special Clauses:
20          None
21     Utah Code Sections Affected:
22     ENACTS:
23          76-9-109, Utah Code Annotated 1953

25     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
26          Section 1. Section 76-9-109 is enacted to read:
27          76-9-109. Targeted residential picketing.
28          (1) As used in this section:
29          (a) "Picketing" means the stationing or posting of one or more individuals to apprise

30     the public, vocally or by standing or marching with signs, banners, sound amplification
31     devices, or other means, of an opinion or a message.
32          (b) "Residence" means any single-family, duplex, or multi-family dwelling unit that is
33     not being used as a targeted occupant's sole place of business or as a place of public meeting.
34          (c) "Targeted residential picketing" means picketing, with or without signs, that is
35     specifically directed or focused toward a residence, or one or more occupants of the residence,
36     and that takes place:
37          (i) on that portion of a sidewalk or street in front of the residence, in front of an
38     adjoining residence, or on either side of the targeted residence; or
39          (ii) within 100 feet of the property line of the targeted residence.
40          (2) It is unlawful to engage in targeted residential picketing.
41          (3) This section does not apply to:
42          (a) an individual picketing at the individual's own residence;
43          (b) the picketing of a meeting place or assembly area commonly used to discuss
44     subjects of general public interest; or
45          (c) general picketing that proceeds through residential neighborhoods or that proceeds
46     past residences.
47          (4) It is unlawful to publish, post, disseminate, or disclose an individual's residential
48     address, or other information identifying the specific location of an individual's residence, with
49     the intent to cause another individual to engage in targeted residential picketing.
50          (5) Targeted residential picketing is a class B misdemeanor.
51          (6) A violation of Subsection (4) is a class B misdemeanor.