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HB 787: Self-Defense Immunity


Self-Defense Immunity; Revises standard of proof necessary to overcome immunity from criminal prosecution; specifies that immunity from prosecution is not available to aggressor; revises criteria for determining whether person would be justified in using force in certain circumstances.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 5/3/2019 House - Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    2/13/2019 House • Filed
    2/20/2019 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 84
    3/5/2019 House • Introduced -HJ 84
    5/3/2019 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    • Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee

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  • HB 787, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 2/13/2019 at 9:56 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 636 Use or Threatened Use of Force Braynon Similar Last Action: 5/3/2019 S Died in Criminal Justice

    Citations - Statutes (3)

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

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