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SB 156: Gay and Transgender Panic Legal Defenses

GENERAL BILL by Book

Gay and Transgender Panic Legal Defenses; Citing this act as the “Gay and Transgender Panic Legal Defenses Prohibition Act”; prohibiting individuals from using a nonviolent sexual advance or specified perceptions or beliefs about another individual as a defense to a criminal offense, to excuse or justify an individual’s conduct, or to mitigate the severity of an offense, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2024
Last Action: 1/9/2024 Senate - Introduced
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/10/2023 Senate • Filed
10/17/2023 Senate • Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Rules
1/9/2024 Senate • Introduced