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HB 205: Gay and Transgender Panic Legal Defenses

GENERAL BILL by Smith, C. ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Arrington ; Benjamin

Gay and Transgender Panic Legal Defenses; Prohibits individuals from using nonviolent sexual advance or specified perceptions or beliefs about another individual as defense to criminal offense, to excuse or justify conduct of individual who commits criminal offense, or to mitigate severity of criminal offense.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 10/6/2021 House - Now in Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
9/28/2021 House • Filed
10/6/2021 House • Referred to Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
• Referred to Judiciary Committee
• Now in Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee