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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)

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  • 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    5/3/2019 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration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

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  • SB 636, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 1/31/2019 at 2:14 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 787 Self-Defense Immunity Jones Similar Last Action: 5/3/2019 H Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee

    Citations - Statutes (4)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    776.012 Use or threatened use of force in defense of person. Page 1 (pdf)
    776.013 Home protection; use or threatened use of deadly force; presumption of fear of death or great bodily harm. Page 2 (pdf)
    776.032 Immunity from criminal prosecution and civil action for justifiable use or threatened use of force. Page 3 (pdf)
    790.25 Lawful ownership, possession, and use of firearms and other weapons. Page 4 (pdf)

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