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HB 1047: Defense of Life, Home, & Property

GENERAL BILL by Combee ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Baxley ; Edwards ; Harrell ; Mayfield ; Patronis ; Pilon

Defense of Life, Home, & Property; Provides that defensive display of weapon or firearm, including discharge of firearm for purpose of warning shot, does not constitute use of deadly force; provides immunity from prosecution for persons acting in defense of life, home, & property from violent attack or threat of violent attack through certain displays of or uses of force; limits specified provision authorizing use of deadly force by law enforcement or correctional officers; provides exemption from minimum sentence requirements related to use of weapon or firearm for persons acting in self-defense or defense of others; authorizes departure from minimum sentence requirements related to use of weapon or firearm for persons convicted of certain offenses who were not immune from prosecution but who meet specified requirements.

Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Action: 5/3/2013 House - Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
Location: In committee/council (CRJS)
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/26/2013 House • Filed
3/4/2013 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 104
3/5/2013 House • Introduced -HJ 104
5/3/2013 House • Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee