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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

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  • 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

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  • HB 169, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 9/15/2015 at 10:27 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   Criminal Justice Subcommittee (Post-Meeting) 11/17/2015 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 344 (c2) Justifiable Use or Threatened Use of Defensive Force Bradley Compare Last Action: 3/11/2016 H Died in Judiciary Committee
    Location: In committee/council (JDC)

    Committee Amendments (3)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    650269 - Amendment
    Remove lines 73-74 and insert:
    Kerner 11/17/2015
    11:23 AM
    167671 - Amendment
    Remove lines 85-87 and insert:
    Baxley 11/16/2015
    3:54 PM
    Not Considered
    hierarchy 320015 - Substitute Amendment (167671)
    Remove lines 82-110
    Kerner 11/17/2015
    11:20 AM

    Citations - Statutes (2)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    776.032 Immunity from criminal prosecution and civil action for justifiable use or threatened use of force. Page 2 (pdf)
    939.061 Page 4 (pdf)

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