UPDATE: Governor Napolitano vetoed SB 1302
Please Contact Governor Napolitano Today!
Senate Bill 1302, introduced by State Senator Linda Gray (R-10), a much-needed fix to Arizona self-defense statutes, is on its way to Governor Janet Napolitano (D) for her consideration.
SB 1302, a measure that specifies that the 2006 changes to the self-defense statutes, which primarily governs the justification of use of force, apply retroactively. SB 1302 also adds the presumption that a person is acting reasonably if defending against another who unlawfully or forcefully entered the person's dwelling, residence, or occupied vehicle. SB 1302 extends the presumption to other self-defense statutes.
Attorney fees and compensation for lost income and expenses can also be awarded in a civil liability case if a court determines that the defendant is immune from prosecution.
Please contact the Governor today toll-free at (800) 253-0883 or email by visiting www.governor.state.az.us and ask that she sign this very important measure.