The House also approved bills that ban adults from wearing masks, increase penalties for rioting, trespassing, and causing damage to personal property. These are now considered Class C felonies and can get someone up to 5 years in prison, and $10,000 in penalties.
The measures now move to the Republican-led Senate under an emergency clause – meaning these could be in effect extremely soon.
KVRR reports there have been nearly 700 protest-related arrests in North Dakota since mid-August.
EDIT: One of the bills includes causing a business economic harm of $1000 or more as a class-C felony. So things like forcing businesses to close temporarily due to protesting, can get you 5 years in prison
2nd Edit: These bills were actually approved Monday, February 6, 2017 – Not February 7, as mentioned originally in the article. You can review the North Dakota house journal, detailing the bills mentioned HERE .edited Feb 7, 2017 11:40PM EST by Adam Peach