Honorable John Whitmire, Chair, Senate Committee on Criminal Justice
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
SB1416 by Deuell (Relating to the determination of whether a use of force against another is justified.), As Introduced
The bill would amend the Penal Code as it relates to the determination of whether a use of force against another is justified. The provisions of the bill clarify that use of force is not justified if the actor sought a discussion with the other person about the disagreement while unlawfully possessing a firearm. It is assumed that the number of offenders supervised or incarcerated under this statute would not significantly impact state correctional agencies' workload and programs.
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