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Proposed Florida Firearm Legislation S0344

  this is an pro-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Justifiable Use or Threatened Use of Defensive Force

Description: Specifying that once a prima facie claim of self-defense immunity has been raised, the burden of proof shall be on the party seeking to overcome the immunity from criminal prosecution; entitling criminal defendants who successfully claim immunity to an award of specified costs, attorney fees, and related expenses if a court makes specified determinations; requiring reimbursements to be paid from the operating trust fund of the state attorney who prosecuted the defendant, etc.

Session: 2016 Regular Session

Last Action: Died in Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: March 11, 2016


Note: the first sponsor listed is normally the primary sponsor. If a sponsor's name is a hyperlink you can click on it to 'follow the money'.

7 sponsors: Rules;Criminal Justice;Rob Bradley; Charles Dean; Greg Evers; Aaron Bean; Wilton Simpson;

Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 18% (7 of 40)

Chamber Date Action
House Mar 11, 2016 Died in Judiciary Committee
House Feb 12, 2016 Received
House Feb 12, 2016 Referred to Judiciary Committee
House Feb 2, 2016 In Messages
Senate Jan 28, 2016 Read 3rd time
Senate Jan 28, 2016 CS passed; YEAS 24 NAYS 12
Senate Jan 21, 2016 Read 2nd time
Senate Jan 21, 2016 Placed on 3rd reading
Senate Jan 19, 2016 Placed on Special Order Calendar, 01/21/16
Senate Jan 12, 2016 CS by Criminal Justice read 1st time
Senate Jan 12, 2016 CS/CS by Rules read 1st time
Senate Jan 12, 2016 Introduced
Senate Dec 7, 2015 Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
Senate Dec 7, 2015 Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
Senate Dec 3, 2015 CS/CS by- Rules; YEAS 12 NAYS 0
Senate Nov 23, 2015 On Committee agenda-- Rules, 12/03/15, 1:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
Senate Nov 18, 2015 Now in Rules
Senate Nov 18, 2015 Subcommittee Recommendation: Favorable by Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; YEAS 5 NAYS 1
Senate Nov 9, 2015 On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice, 11/18/15, 10:00 am, 37 Senate Office Building
Senate Oct 23, 2015 Original reference(s) removed: Judiciary
Senate Oct 23, 2015 Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice
Senate Oct 23, 2015 Remaining references corrected to Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Rules
Senate Oct 21, 2015 Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
Senate Oct 20, 2015 CS by Criminal Justice; YEAS 4 NAYS 1
Senate Oct 12, 2015 On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 10/20/15, 9:00 am, 37 Senate Office Building
Senate Oct 6, 2015 Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Rules
Senate Sep 23, 2015 Filed
Type Date State Link Text
Comm Sub Dec 7, 2015 state link bill text
Comm Sub Oct 21, 2015 state link bill text
Introduced Sep 23, 2015 state link bill text
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time
Votes - Click on description to view vote roll call

Senate: Third Reading RCS#12

Link: link to state bill page

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