Skip to Navigation | Skip to Main Content | Skip to Site Map | Mobile Site

Senate Tracker: Sign Up | Login

The Florida Senate

HB 4003: Use of Deadly Force in Defense of a Person

GENERAL BILL by Williams ; Stafford ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Jones, M. ; Pafford ; Rogers ; Watson, C.

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 person has no duty to retreat & has right to stand his or her ground & meet force with force in certain circumstances; conforms provisions.

Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Action: 3/4/2014 House - Introduced -HJ 117
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
8/19/2013 House • Filed
10/7/2013 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 117
10/31/2013 House • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice Subcommittee, 11/07/13, 3:00 pm, Webster Hall
11/7/2013 House • Unfavorable by Criminal Justice Subcommittee, laid on Table; YEAS 2 NAYS 11 -HJ 152
3/4/2014 House • Introduced -HJ 117