This bill was purportedly created to stop so-called “riots” by making it a Class I Felony to “incite” a riot. However, overbroad and ambiguous language used in the legislation could criminalize various aspects of lawful assembly and threaten punishment of innocent protesters who are not involved in and may not even be aware of any illegal activity during a demonstration.
AB 70/SB 96: Anti-Protest Bill
Representative John Spiros, Senator Van Wanggaard
Passed one chamber