Category: Crime and Public Safety

HB 135 (2013) relative to physical force in defense of a person and relative to the definition of non-deadly force.

House/Senate Bill: House

Description: Limits the use of deadly force, repealing "Stand Your Ground" in favor of the "Castle Doctrine." Under this bill victims could use deadly force within their homes without retreating, but anywhere else they would have to attempt retreat before resorting to deadly force.

Bill Sponsor: Stephen "Steve" Shurtleff

Bill Co Sponsor: Click the "Link to Full Bill" for information

Next Hearing Date: Tue, 04/23/2013

Next Voting Date: Tue, 09/03/2013

Votes: House 189-184 to Pass, Senate 19-5 to Table

Bill Status

Tabled in the Senate
Passed House Committee: Yes
Passed House: Yes
Passed Senate Committee: No
Passed Senate: No
Signed by Governor: No

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