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AMENDMENTS TO SENATE BILL NO. 732

Printer's No. 1443

  

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Amend Bill, page 11, line 20, by striking out "a definition"

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and inserting

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 definitions

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Amend Bill, page 12, by inserting between lines 2 and 3

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"Buffer zone."  A zone extending 15 feet from any entrance to

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a hospital or health care facility in which no person or persons

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shall knowingly congregate, patrol, picket or demonstrate. This

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limitation shall not apply to police and public safety officers,

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fire and rescue personnel or other emergency workers in the

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course of their official business or to authorized security

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personnel employees or agents of the hospital, medical office or

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clinic engaged in assisting patients and other persons to enter

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or exit the hospital, medical office or clinic.

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Amend Bill, page 15, by inserting between lines 10 and 11

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(7)  All abortion facilities shall have a buffer zone.

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(a.1)  Penalty.--A person, firm or corporation who pleads

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guilty or nolo contendere or is convicted of violating the

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buffer zone under subsection (a)(7) commits a summary offense

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and shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not

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less than $50 for the first offense; a fine of not less than

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$150 for a second offense within five years; and a fine of not

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less than $300 for a third offense within five years. For fourth

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and subsequent offenses within five years, the sentence shall be

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a fine of not less than $300 or a term of imprisonment of not

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less than three days, nor more than 30 days, or both. No part of

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the minimum fine may be suspended or discharged, except upon

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proof and a finding of indigence by the court. Indigent

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defendants may pay fines imposed under this section by

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participation in a court-designated community service program,

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crediting the commensurate dollar amount of each hour of

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community service toward payment of the minimum fine owed.

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