SB 1229
Provides that a person may use deadly force against a person unlawfully entering private property
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Last Action:
4/12/2022 - Voted Do Pass S Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2022

Current Bill Summary

SB 1229 - Under current law, a person may use deadly force if he or she reasonably believes that such deadly force is necessary to protect himself, herself, or others against death or serious physical injury. Additionally, a person may use deadly force against a person who unlawfully enters, remains after entering, or attempts to unlawfully enter a dwelling, residence, vehicle, or private property lawfully occupied by such person.

This act clarifies that a "dwelling" includes the curtilage, or the land immediately surrounding a house, residence, or dwelling.

This act is identical to SB 13 (First Extraordinary Session 2020).



No Amendments Found.