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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

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  • 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

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  • HB 4003, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 8/19/2013 at 2:16 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   Criminal Justice Subcommittee (Post-Meeting) 11/7/2013 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 116 Use of Deadly Force in Defense of a Person Thompson Identical Last Action: 5/2/2014 S Died in Judiciary
    Location: In committee/council (JU)

    Citations - Statutes (4)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    776.012 Use of force in defense of person.
    776.013 Home protection; use of deadly force; presumption of fear of death or great bodily harm.
    776.032 Immunity from criminal prosecution and civil action for justifiable use of force.
    790.15 Discharging firearm in public or on residential property.

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