SB 0100 Provides civil immunity to certain crime victims and Good Samaritans for injuries to perpetrators
LR Number:0320S.01I Fiscal Note:0320-01
Committee:Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action:01/24/01 - Hearing Conducted S Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Journal page:
Effective Date:August 28, 2001
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Current Bill Summary

SB 100 - This act provides that perpetrators of certain violent crimes assume the risk of any injuries or loss they suffer during the commission of their own crimes. Crime victims and Good Samaritans are immune from civil liability for any injuries or loss suffered by the perpetrator during his or her course of criminal conduct, unless the force used by the victim or Good Samaritan was not justifiable.

Evidence of the perpetrator's conviction of the violent crime constitutes an irrebuttable presumption that he or she assumed the risk of injury or loss at the hands of the victim or a Good Samaritan.

A victim or Good Samaritan who successfully defends a civil suit brought by a perpetrator may be awarded reasonable attorney fees and costs.