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2005-2006 Regular Session - SB 396
Crimes; person who is attacked has no duty to retreat; provide immunity from prosecution
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 2 of Chapter 3 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to justification and excuse as a defense to certain crimes, so as to provide that a person who is attacked has no duty to retreat; to provide that such person has a right to meet force with force, including deadly force; to provide for an immunity from prosecution; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Jul/01/2006 - Effective Date
Apr/27/2006 - Act 599
Apr/27/2006 - Senate Date Signed by Governor
Apr/04/2006 - Senate Sent to Governor
Mar/24/2006 - House Passed/Adopted
Mar/24/2006 - House Third Readers
Mar/22/2006 - House Committee Favorably Reported
Mar/08/2006 - House Second Readers
Mar/06/2006 - House First Readers
Mar/02/2006 - Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Mar/02/2006 - Senate Third Read
Feb/28/2006 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Feb/23/2006 - Senate Recommitted
Feb/02/2006 - Senate Read Second Time
Feb/01/2006 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Jan/10/2006 - Senate Read and Referred
Jan/09/2006 - Senate Hopper
2/23/06 Withdrawn from General Calendar by Rules Committee and committed to Judiciary Committee in Senate
Mar/24/2006 - House Vote #989Yea(115)Nay(42)NV(17)
Mar/02/2006 - Senate Vote #731Yea(40)Nay(13)NV(0)
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