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