Senate Bill 273, Castle Doctrine legislation, is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, March 1. SB 273, reintroduced by state Senator Richard Alloway, II (R-33) overwhelming passed both the state House and Senate last year and was vetoed by Governor Ed Rendell before he left office.
SB 273 would permit law-abiding citizens to use force, including deadly force, against an attacker in their home and any place outside of their home where they have a legal right to be. If enacted, this law would also protect individuals from civil lawsuits by the attacker or the attacker’s family when force is used.
Please contact members of the Senate Judiciary Committee TODAY and urge them to continue to support for SB 273. Contact information for the Senate Judiciary Committee can be found here.