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SB 1846: Use of Deadly Force in Defense of a Person

GENERAL BILL by Powell

Use of Deadly Force in Defense of a Person; Repealing a provision relating to home protection and the use or threatened use of deadly force, which creates a presumption of fear of death or great bodily harm in certain circumstances and provides that a person has no duty to retreat and has the right to stand his or her ground and meet force with force in certain circumstances, etc.

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Action: 1/22/2020 Senate - Introduced -SJ 179
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/13/2020 Senate • Filed
1/17/2020 Senate • Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Rules -SJ 180
1/22/2020 Senate • Introduced -SJ 179