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HB 14 - Provides Civil Immunity for the Use of Force Against Intruders - Key Vote

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Brenda Pogge voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (75-22) - (Key vote)

Title: Provides Civil Immunity for the Use of Force Against Intruders

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that provides civil immunity for the use of force against intruders.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes immunity from civil liability when an occupant of a dwelling causes injury or death of an intruder (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies the situation in which the use of force is justified as the following (Sec. 1):
    • The intruder has illegally entered the dwelling without the permission of its occupant; 
    • The intruder has done or has attempted to do violence to the occupants of the dwelling; and
    • The occupant believes they or other occupants are in danger of injury.
  • Specifies that this immunity does not apply to criminal charges (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Provides Civil Immunity for the Use of Force Against Intruders

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