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SB 116: Use of Deadly Force in Defense of a Person


Use of Deadly Force in Defense of a Person; Repealing a provision relating to home protection and the use of deadly force, which created a presumption of fear of death or great bodily harm in certain circumstances and provided that a person has no duty to retreat and has the right to stand his or her ground and meet force with force in certain circumstances, etc.

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Action: 5/2/2014 Senate - Died in Judiciary
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  3. Rules (RC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
8/22/2013 Senate • Filed
9/11/2013 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Criminal Justice; Rules -SJ 20
3/4/2014 Senate • Introduced -SJ 20
5/2/2014 Senate • Died in Judiciary