Lehi, Spanish Fork pass ordinances prohibiting targeted residential protests

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Lehi and Spanish Fork are the latest Utah cities to pass ordinances prohibiting targeted protesting or picketing within 100 feet of an individual’s home.

In separate meetings on Tuesday, the Lehi City Council and Spanish Fork City Council both approved the ordinances, which were considered following protests outside the homes of state officials, including Gov. Gary Herbert and Utah Department of Health Director Joseph Miner, who both live in Utah County.

The Lehi ordinance, which passed on a 4-1 vote, makes targeted picketing within 100 feet of a home a class B misdemeanor.

The Spanish Fork ordinance, which passed unanimously, states that a person who violates the ordinance “is subject to receiving an administrative notice of violation.”
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