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West Virginia “Castle Doctrine” Bill Passes Senate, Heads to House!

Friday, February 22, 2008

On Tuesday, February 19 the State Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 145, “Castle Doctrine” legislation.  This bill now heads to the House Judiciary Committee for its consideration.

This bill authorizes the use of deadly force by law-abiding citizens against an attacker in their homes and any places outside of their home where they have a legal right to be.  It is clearly stated that there is no “duty to retreat” from an attacker, allowing law-abiding citizens to stand their ground to protect themselves and their family.  SB145 also protects individuals from civil lawsuits by the attacker or the attacker’s family when force is used.

Please contact the members of the House Judiciary Committee and respectfully urge they pass SB145 to bolster West Virginians’ right to self-defense.

House Judiciary Committee

Delegate Carrie Webster (D-31), Chair
(304) 340-3252
cwebste1@mail.wvnet.edu

 

Delegate Bill Proudfoot (D-37), Vice-Chair

(304) 340-3248
bproud@mail.wvnet.edu

 

Delegate John N. Ellem (R-10), Minority Chair
(304) 340-3394
jellem@mail.wvnet.edu

 

Delegate John Overington (R-55), Minority Vice-Chair
(304) 340-3148
john@overington.com

 

Delegate Tom Azinger (R-10)
(304) 340-3202
tazinger@mail.wvnet.edu

 

Delegate Bonnie Brown (D-30)
(304) 340-3106
bbrown1@mail.wvnet.edu

 

Delegate Mike Burdiss (D-22)

(304) 340-3111
mburdiss@mail.wvnet.edu

 

Delegate Barbara Evans Fleischauer (D-44)
(304) 340-3169
barbaraf@mail.wvnet.edu

 

Delegate Nancy Peoples Guthrie (D-30)
(304) 340-3156
nguthrie@mail.wvnet.edu

 

Delegate Bill Hamilton (R-39)
(304) 340-3167

bhamilt@mail.wvnet.edu

 

Delegate Lidella Wilson Hrutkay (D-19)
(304) 340-3134
lhrutkay@mail.wvnet.edu

 

Delegate Melvin Kessler (D-27)
(304) 340-3163
mkessler@mail.wvnet.edu

 

Delegate Patrick Lane (R-32)
(304) 340-3275
patlane@mail.wvnet.edu

 

Delegate Marshall Long (D-25)
(304) 340-3120
mclong@mail.wvnet.edu

 

Delegate Linda Longstreth (D-43)
(304) 340-3124
llongstr@mail.wvnet.edu

 

Delegate Virginia Mahan (D-27)
(304) 340-3102
vmahan@mail.wvnet.edu

 

Delegate Tim Miley (D-41)
(304) 340-3145
timmiley@mail.wvnet.edu

 

Delegate Clif Moore (D-23)
(304) 340-3189
cmoore@mail.wvnet.edu

 

Delegate John Pino (D-29)
(304) 340-3170
jpino@mail.wvnet.edu

 

Delegate Robert A. Schadler (R-49)
(304) 340-3191
rschadler@comcast.net

 

Delegate Alex J. Shook (D-44)
(304) 340-3173
ashook@mail.wvnet.edu

 

Delegate William Stemple (D-33)
(304) 340-3112
wlstempl@mail.wvnet.edu

 

Delegate Kelli Sobonya (R-16)
(304) 340-3175
ksobonya@mail.wvnet.edu

 

Delegate Robert C. Tabb (D-56)
(304) 340-3274
rtabb@mail.wvnet.edu

 

Delegate Scott Varner (D-4)
(304) 340-3187
svarner@mail.wvnet.edu

 

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