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SB 636: Use or Threatened Use of Force


Use or Threatened Use of Force; Revising the standard under which a person is justified in using or threatening to use nondeadly or deadly force from a person’s reasonable belief to the objective belief of a reasonably cautious and prudent person in the same circumstances; revising the burden of proof from clear and convincing evidence to a preponderance of the evidence which the party seeking to overcome immunity from criminal prosecution under a specified provision must prove, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 5/3/2019 Senate - Died in Criminal Justice
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Rules (RC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/31/2019 Senate • Filed
2/15/2019 Senate • Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Rules -SJ 78
3/5/2019 Senate • Introduced -SJ 78
5/3/2019 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Criminal Justice