Assemblyman William Magnarelli

“A military funeral is a time to honor and mourn the loss of someone who has made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation, not a time for family to be harassed by protestors.”

— Assemblyman William Magnarelli

The Assembly passed legislation to honor America’s fallen heroes by:

Allowing localities to require permits for demonstrators
Demonstrators who wish to come within 1,000 feet of a wake, funeral or burial service would have to obtain a permit from the locality where the service is taking place (A.7697).

Expanding the buffer zone around services
Protestors would have to keep a 300-foot radius around the service. The current radius is 100 feet (A.7698).

Ensuring violators are punished
Individuals who violate these new measures would face a fine of up to $500 for a first-time violation, up to $1,000 for a second violation and up to $2,000 for a third violation (A.7697).

Please join us for the CNY Veterans Parade and Expo on Saturday, Nov. 5, at the New York State Fairgrounds.
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