S0732B1443A04475 JAM:JB 06/28/11 #90 A04475
AMENDMENTS TO SENATE BILL NO. 732
Printer's No. 1443
Amend Bill, page 11, line 20, by striking out "a definition"
Amend Bill, page 12, by inserting between lines 2 and 3
"Buffer zone." A zone extending 15 feet from any entrance to
a hospital or health care facility in which no person or persons
shall knowingly congregate, patrol, picket or demonstrate. This
limitation shall not apply to police and public safety officers,
fire and rescue personnel or other emergency workers in the
course of their official business or to authorized security
personnel employees or agents of the hospital, medical office or
clinic engaged in assisting patients and other persons to enter
or exit the hospital, medical office or clinic.
Amend Bill, page 15, by inserting between lines 10 and 11
(7) All abortion facilities shall have a buffer zone.
(a.1) Penalty.--A person, firm or corporation who pleads
guilty or nolo contendere or is convicted of violating the
buffer zone under subsection (a)(7) commits a summary offense
and shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not
less than $50 for the first offense; a fine of not less than
$150 for a second offense within five years; and a fine of not
less than $300 for a third offense within five years. For fourth
and subsequent offenses within five years, the sentence shall be
a fine of not less than $300 or a term of imprisonment of not
less than three days, nor more than 30 days, or both. No part of
the minimum fine may be suspended or discharged, except upon
proof and a finding of indigence by the court. Indigent
defendants may pay fines imposed under this section by
participation in a court-designated community service program,
crediting the commensurate dollar amount of each hour of
community service toward payment of the minimum fine owed.