Panel passes funeral disruption bill

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Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- State Sen. Francis Thompson, D-Delhi, speaks Tuesday in support of Senate Bill 72 during the Senate Judiciary C committee.

Disrupting a funeral procession would be punishable by a maximum $500 fine or up to six months in jail under a bill that cleared a Senate committee Tuesday. The Senate Committee on Judiciary C advanced Senate Bill 72 by state Sen. Francis Thompson, D-Delhi. The bill is part of the military family protections in the governor’s legislative package.