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State lawmakers push law to block Tucson funeral protests

• Capitol Media Services
A new law designed to keep protestors away from the funerals of the six victims of Saturday's Tucson shootings could be on the books by the time the sun sets today.

Key legislators from both parties told Capitol Media Services there are more than enough votes to make it illegal to picket within 300 feet of any home, cemetery, funeral home or house of worship before, during or immediately after a ceremony or burial.

Plans are to have final votes in the House and Senate this afternoon. And an aide to Gov. Jan Brewer said she will sign the measure when it reaches her desk by the end of the day.

House Speaker Kirk Adams, R-Mesa, conceded that introducing, debating and approving substantive legislation like this in a single day is "unprecedented.''


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