Senate Bill 283, the “Castle Doctrine” bill, which removes the duty to retreat in the face of attack, passed the Alabama House with a vote of 82 to 9. SB 283, sponsored by Senator Larry Means (D-10), is now awaiting Governor Riley’s (R) signature. Please take a moment to call your State Representative and thank him or her for protecting Alabama’s right to self-defense. The general phone number for the Alabama House of Representatives is (334) 242-7600. Also, please call your State Senator to thank him or her for passing SB 283 out of the State Senate with an overwhelming vote of 30 to 2. The general phone number for the State Senate is (334) 242-7800.
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To view the history and see the vote count on this important piece of legislation, please use the “Bills” and “Status” feature for SB 283 found at the following link, http://alisdb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ACASLogin.asp.