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SB 270: Use of Deadly Force


Use of Deadly Force; Limiting the application of the stand your ground law to instances in which the attacker commits an overt act that leads the person who is attacked to believe that it is necessary to meet force with force; providing that immunity from civil and criminal liability for certain uses of deadly force does not apply if the person injures a child or bystander who is not affiliated with the overt act, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2014
Last Action: 5/2/2014 Senate - Died in Judiciary
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  3. Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice (ACJ)
  4. Appropriations (AP)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    10/15/2013 Senate • Filed
    11/4/2013 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Criminal Justice; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations -SJ 30
    3/4/2014 Senate • Introduced -SJ 30
    5/2/2014 Senate • Died in Judiciary

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  • SB 270, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 10/15/2013 at 9:54 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 293 Use of Deadly Force Stafford Identical Last Action: 5/2/2014 H Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
    Location: In committee/council (CRJS)

    Citations - Statutes (2)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    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)

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