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Major Arizona Self-Defense Bill on Its Way to the Governor! (VETOED by Governor)

Friday, March 2, 2007

 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.


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