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Senate Bill 1023

Senate Bill 1023

Phil Haunschild
January 27, 2017

Bill description: This bill amends the Code to reduce the penalty for unintentionally disrupting funeral processions.

Rating: +1

Does it directly or indirectly create or increase penalties for victimless crimes or non-restorative penalties for non- violent crimes? Conversely, does it eliminate or decrease penalties for victimless crimes or non-restorative penalties for non-violent crimes?

Currently, 49-2706, Idaho Code, gives funeral processions the right-of-way while on a roadway. Any individual obstructing a procession can be charged with a misdemeanor.  This bill amends the law to say that  unwittingly failing to allow the proper right-of-way could result in a traffic citation. A violator would get the same punishment they would for failing to follow any other minor rule of the road. An individual who knowingly and intentionally violates procession protocol can still be charged with a misdemeanor. (+1)


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