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2015-2016 Regular Session - HB 702
Use of force; battered persons defense for aggravated assault or aggravated battery; allow
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Sections 16-3-21 and 17-10-6.1 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to the use of force in defense of self or others and punishment for serious violent offenders, respectively, so as to allow a battered persons defense for aggravated assault or aggravated battery; to change provisions requiring mandatory minimum punishment for battered persons who are convicted of a serious violent felony; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Jan/12/2016 - House Second Readers
Jan/11/2016 - House First Readers
Apr/02/2015 - House Hopper