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HB 1385: Defensive Use of Force


Defensive Use of Force; Creates presumption that victims of specified offenses have reasonable belief that force is immediately necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another when used in certain circumstances.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 3/14/2020 House - Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    1/13/2020 House • Filed
    1/14/2020 House • Introduced -HJ 124
    1/17/2020 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 401
    3/14/2020 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    • Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee

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  • HB 1385, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 1/13/2020 at 1:40 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Citations - Statutes (1)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    776.012 Use or threatened use of force in defense of person. Page 1 (pdf)

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