Introduced Version




Citations Affected: IC 35-45-1-3.

Synopsis: Disruption of funeral. Makes disorderly conduct a Class D felony if it occurs within 500 feet of a funeral, burial, memorial service, funeral procession, or viewing.

Effective: July 1, 2006.


    January 9, 2006, read first time and referred to Committee on Courts and Criminal Code.


Second Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2006)

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    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning criminal law and procedure.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 35-45-1-3; (06)IN1201.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 35-45-1-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 3. (a) A person who recklessly, knowingly, or intentionally:
        (1) engages in fighting or in tumultuous conduct;
        (2) makes unreasonable noise and continues to do so after being asked to stop; or
        (3) disrupts a lawful assembly of persons;
commits disorderly conduct, a Class B misdemeanor.
     (b) However, The offense described in subsection (a) is a Class D felony if it:
         (1) adversely affects airport security; and
         (2) is committed in an airport (as defined in IC 8-21-1-1) or on the premises of an airport, including in a parking area, a maintenance bay, or an aircraft hangar.
     (c) The offense described in subsection (a) is a Class D felony if it is committed within five hundred (500) feet of:
        (1) a cemetery (as defined in IC 23-14-33-7) during a funeral

or burial;
        (2) a funeral home during the viewing of a deceased person;
        (3) a funeral procession, if the person described in subsection (a) knows that the funeral procession is taking place; or
        (4) a building in which a funeral or memorial service is being conducted.

SOURCE: ; (06)IN1201.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006] IC 35-45-1-3, as amended by this act, applies only to crimes committed after June 30, 2006.