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HB 293: Use of Deadly Force

GENERAL BILL by Stafford

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

Effective Date: 7/1/2014
Last Action: 5/2/2014 House - Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    11/7/2013 House • Filed
    12/13/2013 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 28
    3/4/2014 House • Introduced -HJ 28
    5/2/2014 House • Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee

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  • HB 293, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 11/7/2013 at 10:22 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 270 Use of Deadly Force Bullard Identical Last Action: 5/2/2014 S Died in Judiciary
    Location: In committee/council (JU)

    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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