Borough of Chambersburg, PA
Franklin County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Town Council of the Borough of Chambersburg 4-2-1980 by Ord. No. 80-1. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Loitering — See Ch. 190.
Parades and public gatherings — See Ch. 204.

§ 212-1 Declaration concerning residential picketing.

It is hereby declared that the protection and preservation of the home is a keystone of democratic government; that the public health and welfare and the good order of the community require that members of the community enjoy in their homes and dwellings a feeling of well-being, tranquility and privacy and, when absent from their homes and dwellings, that they carry with them the sense of security inherent in the assurance that they may return to the enjoyment of their homes and dwellings; that the practice of picketing before or about residences and dwellings causes emotional disturbance and distress to the occupants and obstructs and interferes with the free use of public sidewalks and public ways of travel; that such practice has as its object the harassing of such occupants; and without resort to such practice full opportunity exists, and under the terms and provisions of this chapter will continue to exist, for the exercise of freedom of speech and other constitutional rights; and that the provisions hereinafter enacted are necessary for the public interest to avoid the detrimental results herein set forth.

§ 212-2 Declaration concerning secondary picketing.

It is hereby declared that the protection and preservation of employment and business is a keystone of democratic government; that the public health and welfare and the good order of the community require that members of the community enjoy at their places of employment and business a feeling of security from secondary picketing; that the practice of secondary picketing before or about places of employment or business causes emotional disturbance and distress to the employees, customers and the public and obstructs and interferes with the free use of public sidewalks and public ways of travel; that such practice has as its object the harassing of employees or business persons; and without resort to such practice full opportunity exists, and under the terms and provisions of this chapter will continue to exist, for the exercise of freedom of speech and other constitutional rights; and that the provisions hereinafter enacted are necessary for the public interest to avoid detrimental results herein set forth.

§ 212-3 Picketing on individual's residence unlawful.

[Amended 3-23-1988 by Ord. No. 88-7]
It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in picketing before or about the residence or dwelling of any individual in zoning districts that are low- or medium-density residential districts; provided, however, that residential picketing shall be permitted within 100 feet of any nonconforming commercial use or 100 feet of any business or manufacturing district boundary.

§ 212-4 Secondary picketing unlawful.

It shall be unlawful for any individual or organization to engage in secondary picketing. "Secondary picketing" is defined as the situation when any individual or organization having a dispute with an individual or organization ("primary employer") pickets before or about the premises of any other employer or organization. For example, if there is a dispute with Employer A, and a member of the board of directors of A works for Company B (not a subsidiary of A), it shall be unlawful to picket the premises of Company B concerning the dispute with Company A, either directly or indirectly.

§ 212-5 Lawful picketing.

Nothing herein shall be deemed to prohibit:
A. 
Picketing in a lawful manner during a labor dispute of the place of employment involved in such labor dispute; or
B. 
The holding of a meeting or assembly on any premises commonly used for the discussion of subjects of general public interest.

§ 212-6 Violations and penalties.

Any person, partnership, corporation or organization who or which violates the provisions of this chapter, or anyone aiding, abetting or assisting in the violation of any provision of this chapter, shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $300 and costs of prosecution and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to imprisonment of not more than 30 days.