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HB 4009: Use of Deadly Force in Defense of a Person

GENERAL BILL by Williams ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Berman ; Campbell ; Clarke-Reed ; Fullwood ; Jones, M. ; McGhee ; Pafford ; Rader ; Reed ; Stafford ; Waldman ; Watson, B.

Use of Deadly Force in Defense of a Person; Repeals provisions relating to home protection & use of deadly force, which created presumption of fear of death or great bodily harm in certain circumstances & provided that there is no duty to retreat & has the right to stand one's ground & meet force with force in certain circumstances; conforms provisions.

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
1/9/2013 House • Filed
1/23/2013 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 133
3/5/2013 House • Introduced -HJ 133
5/3/2013 House • Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee