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SB 88 - Civil Immunity from Acts of Self Defense - Key Vote

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Legislation - Veto Override Passed (House) (251-111) - (Key vote)

Title: Civil Immunity from Acts of Self Defense

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override a veto of a bill that authorizes civil immunity from the use of deadly force for protection, and amends language concerning deadly force.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes the right to use deadly force to protect oneself or a third person (Sec. 1).
  • Amends language in current legislation to contain wording inclusive of both genders (Sec. 1).
  • Establishes a civil immunity provision for the use of force against a perpetrator in certain circumstances (Sec. 2).
  • Repeals the minimum mandatory sentence requirement for felony convictions which includes the possession, use, or attempted use of a firearm (Sec. 3).
  • Amends the definition of "non-deadly force" to include the act of producing or displaying a weapon (Sec. 4).
Note:

NOTE: A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY OF THOSE PRESENT AND VOTING IS REQUIRED TO OVERRIDE A GOVERNOR'S VETO.

NOTE: THIS BILL WAS VOTED ON DURING A SPECIAL SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE

Legislation - Veto Override Passed (Senate) (17-7) - (Key vote)

Title: Civil Immunity from Acts of Self Defense

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override a veto of a bill that authorizes civil immunity from the use of deadly force for protection, and amends language concerning deadly force.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes the right to use deadly force to protect oneself or a third person (Sec. 1).
  • Amends language in current legislation to contain wording inclusive of both genders (Sec. 1).
  • Establishes a civil immunity provision for the use of force against a perpetrator in certain circumstances (Sec. 2).
  • Repeals the minimum mandatory sentence requirement for felony convictions which includes the possession, use, or attempted use of a firearm (Sec. 3).
  • Amends the definition of "non-deadly force" to include the act of producing or displaying a weapon (Sec. 4).
Note:

NOTE: A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY OF THOSE PRESENT AND VOTING IS REQUIRED TO OVERRIDE A GOVERNOR'S VETO.

Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Civil Immunity from Acts of Self Defense

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (19-5) -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (283-89) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (248-111) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (17-7) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Civil Immunity from Acts of Self Defense

Sponsors

  • David R. Boutin (NH - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

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