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Ross Hoping to Stop Aggressive Protests at Funerals

YAKIMA, Wash. - A hate group that protested at the funeral of a military veteran in Yakima last February is the motivation behind a law this legislative session.

Yakima Valley representative Charles Ross is spearheading the "Washington Rest In Peace Act."

The state senate failed to pass the law last year. The measure would change the state's disorderly conduct statute to include intentionally engaging in fighting or making unreasonable noise within 500 feet of the following places:

-The location where a funeral is being performed

-A funeral home during the viewing of the deceased person.

-Where the memorial service is being conducted

-And during the funeral procession

Congress adopted a similar measure last year, but it only covers national cemeteries.