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Section 750.169

THE MICHIGAN PENAL CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 328 of 1931


750.169 Disruption of religious meeting; violation as misdemeanor; penalty.

Sec. 169.

(1) A person shall not do any of the following:

(a) Enter or attempt to enter any private property where the person knows people are meeting or are intending to meet in the pursuit of their free exercise of religion with the intent to disrupt that meeting.

(b) After being instructed to leave, remain on or attempt to remain on any private property where the person knows people are meeting or are intending to meet in the pursuit of their free exercise of religion with the intent to disrupt that meeting.

(c) Intentionally obstruct or attempt to obstruct the entrance to or exit from any private property where the person knows people are meeting or are intending to meet in the pursuit of their free exercise of religion with the intent to disrupt or prevent that meeting.

(2) A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable as follows:

(a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), by 1 or more of the following:

(i) Imprisonment for not more than 93 days.

(ii) A fine of not more than $1,000.00.

(iii) Not more than 100 hours of community service.

(b) If the person has previously been convicted of violating this section, by 1 or more of the following:

(i) Imprisonment for not more than 93 days.

(ii) A fine of not more than $5,000.00.

(iii) Not more than 200 hours of community service.


History: 1931, Act 328, Eff. Sept. 18, 1931 ;-- CL 1948, 750.169 ;-- Am. 2012, Act 202, Eff. Sept. 1, 2012
Former Law: See section 19 of Ch. 158 of R.S. 1846, being CL 1857, § 5874; CL 1871, § 7709; How., § 9295; CL 1897, § 11708; CL 1915, § 15482; and CL 1929, § 16834.


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