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CS/SB 718: Gay and Transgender Panic Legal Defenses

GENERAL BILL by Criminal Justice ; Book ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Stewart

Gay and Transgender Panic Legal Defenses; Citing this act as the “Gay and Transgender Panic Legal Defense Prohibition Act”; prohibiting individuals from using a nonviolent sexual advance or specified perceptions or beliefs about another individual as a defense to a criminal offense, to excuse or justify the conduct of the individual who commits a criminal offense, or to mitigate the severity of a criminal offense, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 4/30/2021 Senate - Died in Judiciary
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Rules (RC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/21/2021 Senate • Filed
1/28/2021 Senate • Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Rules -SJ 88
3/2/2021 Senate • Introduced -SJ 88
3/25/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 03/30/21, 9:00 am, 110 Senate Building
3/30/2021 Senate • CS by Criminal Justice; YEAS 6 NAYS 2 -SJ 343
• Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
4/1/2021 Senate • CS by Criminal Justice read 1st time -SJ 349
4/2/2021 Senate • Now in Judiciary
4/30/2021 Senate • Died in Judiciary