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10.90.020 Definitions

(a) "Eight feet" shall be measured from any extension of the body of the individual seeking access to, passage from, or services within the reproductive health care facility, and/or the exterior of any occupied motor vehicle, to any extension of the body of, or any sign or object held by another person.

(b) "Entrance" means a walkway leading to the front door of a reproductive health care facility.

(c) "Follow" means to physically pursue an individual once that individual has indicated verbally or non-verbally they do not wish to be approached or engage in conversation.

(d) "Gathering" means two or more individuals.

(e) "Harass" means to engage in a course of conduct directed at a specific person or persons that alarms, seriously distresses, torments, or terrorizes the person. Harassment does not include, among other things, quiet, consensual conversation conducted from a stationary position. Harass includes, but is not limited to:

(1) Approaching a person once that person has indicated they do not want to be approached or engage in conversation, except as necessary to enter or exit the reproductive health care facility;

(2) Following a person if that conduct is intended or is likely to cause a reasonable person to fear bodily harm to oneself or to another, or damage to or loss of property;

(3) Intentionally touching or causing physical contact with a person without that person's consent;

(4) Using violent or threatening gestures toward a person.

(f) "Intimidate" means making a true threat directed to a person or group of persons with the intent of placing that person or group of persons in fear of bodily harm or death.

(g) "Obstruct" means rendering ingress to or egress from a reproductive health care facility providing reproductive health services, or rendering passage to or from a reproductive health care facility, unreasonably difficult or hazardous. Obstruct includes, but is not limited to intentionally blocking or interfering with the safe or free passage of a pedestrian or occupied vehicle by any means, such as (1) intentionally causing a pedestrian to take evasive action to avoid physical contact, or (2) placing signs, tables, or chairs on the sidewalk such that the flow of pedestrian traffic is restricted or obstructed.

(h) "Reproductive health care facility" refers to a facility licensed pursuant to Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 1200) of Division 2 of the Health and Safety code or any other facility that provides reproductive health services, exclusively or in addition to other health services. Reproductive health care facility does not include a licensed hospital or a clinic or other facility owned or operated by a licensed hospital.

(i) "Reproductive health care services" refers to all medical, surgical, counseling, referral, and informational services related to the human reproductive system.

(j) "True threat" means a statement in which the speaker means to communicate a serious expression of an intent to commit an act of unlawful violence to a particular person or group of persons regardless of whether the person actually intends to act on the threat.