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SB 122: Self-defense


Self-defense; (THIS BILL COMBINED IN CS/S130 & S122) Requiring the county sheriff or municipal police to issue reasonable guidelines for the operation of a neighborhood crime watch program; authorizing a person to use force, except deadly force in the defense of property; providing that a person who uses force is immune from civil action brought by the person or persons against whom the force is used; providing that a law enforcement agency’s right and duty to fully investigate the use of force upon which the claim of immunity is based is not restricted; directing the Department of Law Enforcement to collect, process, maintain, and disseminate information and data on all incidents concerning the alleged justifiable use of force in this state, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2014
Last Action: 3/4/2014 Senate - Introduced -SJ 21
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  3. Rules (RC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
8/26/2013 Senate • Filed
9/11/2013 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Criminal Justice; Rules -SJ 21
9/30/2013 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 10/08/13, 9:30 am, 110 Senate Office Building --Fav/CS Combined
10/8/2013 Senate • CS combines this bill with SB 130
• CS by Judiciary; YEAS 7 NAYS 2 -SJ 138
• Original bill laid on Table, refer to combined CS/CS/SB 130 (Died in Judiciary)
3/4/2014 Senate • Introduced -SJ 21