SB 1037 Modifies exemptions to duty to retreat when using force against another person
Sponsor: Schaefer
LR Number: 6383S.01I Fiscal Notes
Committee: Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety
Last Action: 3/2/2016 - Hearing Conducted S Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2016

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SB 1037 - Currently, a person does not have a duty to retreat from a dwelling, residence, or vehicle where the person is not unlawfully entering or unlawfully remaining or from private property that is owned or leased by such individual. This act provides that a person does not have a duty to retreat from any place such person who is not engaged in an unlawful activity has a right to be.

This provision is identical to the truly agreed to and finally passed CCS/HCS/SB 656 (2016) and HB 1744 (2016).

MEGHAN LUECKE