2022 Colorado Code
Title 18 - Criminal Code
Article 9 - Offenses Against Public Peace, Order, and Decency
Part 1 - Public Peace and Order
§ 18-9-108. Disrupting Lawful Assembly

Universal Citation: CO Code § 18-9-108 (2022)
  1. A person commits disrupting lawful assembly if, intending to prevent or disrupt any lawful meeting, procession, or gathering, he significantly obstructs or interferes with the meeting, procession, or gathering by physical action, verbal utterance, or any other means.
  2. [ Editor's note: This version of subsection (2) is effective until March 1, 2022.] Disrupting lawful assembly is a class 3 misdemeanor; except that, if the actor knows the meeting, procession, or gathering is a funeral, it is a class 2 misdemeanor.

    (2) [ Editor's note: This version of subsection (2) is effective March 1, 2022. ] Disrupting lawful assembly is a petty offense; except that, if the actor knows the meeting, procession, or gathering is a funeral, it is a class 2 misdemeanor.

Source: L. 71: R&RE, p. 468, § 1. C.R.S. 1963: § 40-9-108. L. 2006: (2) amended, p. 1199, § 5, effective May 26. L. 2021: (2) amended, (SB 21-271), ch. 462, p. 3202, § 310, effective March 1, 2022.

Editor's note: Section 803(2) of chapter 462 (SB 21-271), Session Laws of Colorado 2021, provides that the act changing this section applies to offenses committed on or after March 1, 2022.

Cross references: In 2006, subsection (2) was amended by the "Right to Rest in Peace Act". For the title and legislative declaration, see section 1 of chapter 262, Session Laws of Colorado 2006.

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