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HF 1467 - Expands the Use of Deadly Force in Self-Defense - Key Vote

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Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Expands the Use of Deadly Force in Self-Defense

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (85-47) - (Key vote)

Title: Expands the Use of Deadly Force in Self-Defense

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with Senate amendments and pass a bill that expands provisions authorizing use of deadly force in self-defense, beginning August 1, 2012.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes an individual to use deadly force against another individual to resist or prevent any of the following from occurring (Art. 3, Sec. 1):
    • The commission of a felony in the individual’s dwelling;
    • The commission of an offense that will expose the individual or another individual to substantial injury or death; or
    • The commission of a felony that includes the use or threatened use of physical force or a deadly weapon and is punishable by at least 1 year in jail.
  • Expands the definition of a “dwelling” to include, but not be limited to, any of the following (Art. 3, Sec. 1):
    • Overnight stopping accommodation of any kind;
    • A motor vehicle;
    • A watercraft;
    • A motor home; and
    • A tent.
  • Specifies that an individual is presumed to have a reasonable belief that there is an imminent threat of substantial injury or death in either of the following situations (Art. 3, Sec. 1):
    • Another individual has entered or is attempting to enter the individual’s dwelling or occupied vehicle unlawfully and by force or stealth; or
    • Another individual has removed or is attempting to remove the individual or another individual from the individual’s dwelling or occupied vehicle.
  • Specifies that an individual is not presumed to have a reasonable belief that there is an imminent threat of substantial injury or death in any of the following situations (Art. 3, Sec. 1):
    • The individual knows that the other individual is a lawful resident or possessor of the dwelling;
    • The individual knows that the other individual has lawful custody of the person being removed from the dwelling;
    • The individual knows that the other individual is a lawfully acting licensed peace officer; or
    • The individual is engaged in a crime, attempting to escape from a crime scene, or is using the dwelling or vehicle as part of a crime.
  • Specifies that the individual is not required to retreat and that he or she may continue to take defensive action against the other individual until the danger has ended (Art. 3, Sec. 1).
  • Requires permits to carry a weapon that were issued in other states or jurisdictions to be recognized in Minnesota, provided that the permits are not held by Minnesota residents (Art. 4, Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (40-23) - (Key vote)

Title: Expands the Use of Deadly Force in Self-Defense

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that expands provisions authorizing the use of deadly force in self-defense, beginning August 1, 2012.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes an individual to use deadly force against another individual to resist or prevent any of the following from occurring (Art. 3, Sec. 1):
    • The commission of a felony in the individual’s dwelling;
    • The commission of an offense that will expose the individual or another individual to substantial injury or death; or
    • The commission of a felony that includes the use or threatened use of physical force or a deadly weapon and is punishable by at least 1 year in jail.
  • Expands the definition of a “dwelling” to include, but not be limited to, any of the following (Art. 3, Sec. 1):
    • Overnight stopping accommodation of any kind;
    • A motor vehicle;
    • A watercraft;
    • A motor home; and
    • A tent.
  • Specifies that an individual is presumed to have a reasonable belief that there is an imminent threat of substantial injury or death in either of the following situations (Art. 3, Sec. 1):
    • Another individual has entered or is attempting to enter the individual’s dwelling or occupied vehicle unlawfully and by force or stealth; or
    • Another individual has removed or is attempting to remove the individual or another individual from the individual’s dwelling or occupied vehicle.
  • Specifies that an individual is not presumed to have a reasonable belief that there is an imminent threat of substantial injury or death in any of the following situations (Art. 3, Sec. 1):
    • The individual knows that the other individual is a lawful resident or possessor of the dwelling;
    • The individual knows that the other individual has lawful custody of the person being removed from the dwelling;
    • The individual knows that the other individual is a lawfully acting licensed peace officer; or
    • The individual is engaged in a crime, attempting to escape from a crime scene, or is using the dwelling or vehicle as part of a crime.
  • Specifies that the individual is not required to retreat and that he or she may continue to take defensive action against the other individual until the danger has ended (Art. 3, Sec. 1).
  • Requires permits to carry a weapon that were issued in other states or jurisdictions to be recognized in Minnesota, provided that the permits are not held by Minnesota residents (Art. 4, Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (79-50) -

Title: Expands the Use of Deadly Force in Self-Defense

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Expands the Use of Deadly Force in Self-Defense

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