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HB 879: 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; removes references to threatened use of 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: 7/1/2015
Last Action: 4/28/2015 House - Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/20/2015 House • Filed
3/3/2015 House • Introduced -HJ 72
• Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 72
4/28/2015 House • Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee