A bill, filed yesterday:
Creates the offense of unlawful traffic interference
Sponsor: Marshall, Nick (013)
Proposed Effective Date: 8/28/2017
LR Number: 1669H.01I
Last Action: 02/02/2017 – Introduced and Read First Time (H)
Bill String: HB 826
Next Hearing: Hearing not scheduled
Calendar: HOUSE BILLS FOR SECOND READING
Representative Nick Marshall (r) appears to have a lot of anxious bees in his bonnet this legislative session.
The bill text:
FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 826 [pdf]
99TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE MARSHALL.
1669H.01I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 574, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to the offense of unlawful traffic interference, with penalty provisions.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 574, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 574.025, to read as follows:
574.025. 1. As used in the section, the following terms shall mean:
(1) “Interstate highway”, a state highway included in the national system of interstate highways located within the boundaries of Missouri, as officially designated or as may be hereafter designated by the state highways and transportation commission with the approval of the Secretary of Transportation, under Title 23, U.S.C., as amended;
(2) “Unlawful assembly”, two or more persons who meet for the purpose of violating any of the criminal laws of this state or of the United States.
2. A person commits the offense of unlawful traffic interference if, with intention to impede vehicular traffic, he or she walks, stands, sits, lies, or places an object in such a manner as to block passage by a vehicle on any public street or highway or interstate highway.
3. The offense of unlawful traffic interference on a public street or highway, except an interstate highway, is a class A misdemeanor for the first violation. Any second or subsequent violation that occurs on a public street or highway, except an interstate highway, is a class E felony.
4. Any person who commits the offense of unlawful traffic interference on an interstate highway shall be guilty of a class E felony.
5. Any person who commits the offense of unlawful traffic interference on any public street or highway or an interstate highway while acting as part of an unlawful assembly shall be guilty of a class D felony.
[emphasis in original]
Dude, if people are protesting in the streets there are a lot bigger problems than impeding vehicular traffic.
See you in the streets.