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SB 888: Use or Threatened Use of Force


Use or Threatened Use of Force; Citing this act as the “Self-Defense Restoration Act”; deleting provisions stating that persons who use or threaten to use force, other than deadly force, do not have a duty to retreat before using or threatening to use such force in defense of persons or property; prohibiting the use of deadly force by a person who knows that he or she can avoid the necessity of using deadly force with complete safety by retreating; repealing a provision relating to immunity from criminal prosecution and civil action for justifiable use or threatened use of force, etc.

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Action: 3/14/2022 Senate - Died in Judiciary
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  3. Rules (RC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/9/2021 Senate • Filed
11/30/2021 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Criminal Justice; Rules -SJ 59
1/11/2022 Senate • Introduced -SJ 59
3/12/2022 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
3/14/2022 Senate • Died in Judiciary