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New Bill Would Prohibit Protesting Private Residences

A bill to prohibit protesting outside of private residences was introduced in the Utah House on Monday and has been assigned to the rules committee. 

The legislation, sponsored by Ogden Republican Representative Ryan Wilcox, would not prevent people from protesting at public buildings, or having a protest in a neighborhood. But it would not allow for the targeting of specific residences, as was done many times last year including at the homes of State Epidemiologist Angela Dunn and former Gov. Gary Herbert. 


According to Fox 13, many cities came out with ordinances against demonstrations that targeted specific private residences in response to last year’s protests and if passed, the state legislation would make this the policy across the state.