The bills would require police to suppress unlawful assemblies that block private or public streets, buildings or homes. They also would define a riot as a public disturbance during a gathering of at least three people involving violence or a threat of violence that could immediately occur. Whoever participates in such a gathering would be guilty of a felony.
Anyone who blocks a thoroughfare during a riot would be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by up to nine months in jail. Anyone who goes armed during a riot would be guilty of a felony.