Senate Bill 22

Last Action to Judiciary (S)
Title AN ACT relating to general principles of justification.
Bill Documents Introduced
Bill Request Number 97
Sponsor R. Thomas
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of KRS Chapter 503 to incorporate the "no duty to retreat" provisions elsewhere in the chapter; amend KRS 503.050, 503.055, 503.070, and 503.080 to require a reasonable belief that defensive force is necessary before it is justified; change the term "great bodily harm" to "serious physical injury" as used throughout the Penal Code; amend KRS 503.060 to require an initial aggressor to retreat before the use of force can be justified; repeal KRS 503.120.
Index Headings of Original Version Courts - Justifications, use of force
Crimes and Punishments - Justifications, use of force
Criminal Procedure - Justifications, use of force
Civil Procedure - Justifications, use of force


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