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HB 4009: Use of Deadly Force in Defense of a Person

GENERAL BILL by Williams ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Berman ; Campbell ; Clarke-Reed ; Fullwood ; Jones, M. ; McGhee ; Pafford ; Rader ; Reed ; Stafford ; Waldman ; Watson, B.

Use of Deadly Force in Defense of a Person; Repeals provisions relating to home protection & use of deadly force, which created presumption of fear of death or great bodily harm in certain circumstances & provided that there is no duty to retreat & has the right to stand one's ground & meet force with force in certain circumstances; conforms provisions.

Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Action: 5/3/2013 House - Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
Location: In committee/council (CRJS)
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    1/9/2013 House • Filed
    1/23/2013 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 133
    3/5/2013 House • Introduced -HJ 133
    5/3/2013 House • Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee

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  • HB 4009, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 1/9/2013 at 7:44 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 622 Use of Deadly Force in Defense of a Person Bullard Identical Last Action: 5/3/2013 S Died in Criminal Justice
    Location: In committee/council (CJ)

    Citations - Statutes (4)

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

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