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Proposed Florida Firearm Legislation H0331

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Legislation Overview

Title: Self-Defense

Description: Authorizes person to use force, except deadly force, in defense of property; provides that person does not have duty to retreat if person is in certain place; requires, rather than authorizes, law enforcement agency to investigate use of force; deletes provision that prohibits law enforcement agency from arresting person for using force; authorizes, rather than requires, court to award attorney fees & other expenses to defendant who used force; deletes provisions that make justifiable use of force available to aggressor who initially provokes use of force; provides additional circumstances in which justifiable use of force is not available; directs FDLE to collect data on incidents concerning alleged justifiable use of force; requires law enforcement agencies to report incidents & cases in which justifiable use of force claimed.

Session: 2013 Regular Session

Last Action: Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee

Last Action Date: May 3, 2013

Companion Bill: S0136


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2 sponsors: Saunders, Ron; Antone, Bruce

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 2% (2 of 120)

Chamber Date Action
House May 3, 2013 Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
House Mar 5, 2013 Introduced
House Jan 30, 2013 Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee
House Jan 18, 2013 Filed
Type Date State Link Text
Introduced Jan 18, 2013 state link bill text
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
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Link: link to state bill page

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