2013-2014 Regular Session - HB 1046
Crimes and offenses; person has right to use deadly force against law enforcement officers who attempt violent entry into home without first knocking and announcing identity and purpose; provide
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, so as to provide that a person has the right to use deadly force against law enforcement officers who attempt violent entry into such person's home without first knocking and announcing their identity and purpose; to amend Article 2 of Chapter 5 of Title 17 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to searches with warrants, so as to change provisions relating to issuance of search warrants by judicial officers; to provide that no-knock warrants shall not be issued in this state except under limited circumstances; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Feb/24/2014 - House Second Readers
Feb/21/2014 - House First Readers
Feb/20/2014 - House Hopper