This bill creates a vaguely defined new felony offense targeted at peaceful protesting, punishable by up to three years in prison and a $5,000 fine. In addition to criminal penalties, the bill would have stripped unemployment assistance to those found guilty and would have allowed drivers and business owners to murder protestors without liability. The bill would have further subjected organizations like the ACLU of Mississippi to liability.

Status

Died in House Committee

Session

2021

Bill number

Position

Oppose