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HB 169: Use or Threatened Use of Defensive Force

GENERAL BILL by Baxley ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Combee ; Drake ; Gaetz ; Stone

Use or Threatened Use of Defensive Force; Provides legislative findings & intent; provides for retroactive application; specifies that once prima facie claim of self-defense immunity has been raised, burden of proof shall be on party seeking to overcome immunity from criminal prosecution; entitles criminal defendants who successfully claim such immunity to award of specified costs, attorney fees, & related expenses; specifies procedure for reimbursement requests; requires reimbursements to be paid from operating trust fund of state attorney who prosecuted defendant; limits amount of award.

Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Action: 1/12/2016 House - Introduced -HJ 19
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
9/15/2015 House • Filed
9/24/2015 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 19
11/10/2015 House • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice Subcommittee, 11/17/15, 9:00 am, Sumner Hall
11/17/2015 House • Unfavorable by Criminal Justice Subcommittee, laid on Table; YEAS 6 NAYS 6 -HJ 160
1/12/2016 House • Introduced -HJ 19