On March 20th, the Indiana state Senate Judiciary Committee will be hearing House Bill 1284 to enhance protections afforded to law-abiding citizens acting in defense of themselves and others. Please contact committee members and urge them to SUPPORT HB 1284. Click the “Take Action” button below to contact committee members.
House Bill 1284, sponsored by Representative Jim Lucas (R-69), would provide immunity for a justified use of force in certain instances to help prevent frivolous lawsuits. Victims of violent crime shouldn’t be subjected to unnecessary civil suits, therefore being victimized twice. This bill would also require a court to award, in certain instances, reasonable attorney's fees if it determines a suit was brought unjustly, helping to prevent financial ruin for individuals protecting themselves and others.
Again, please click the “Take Action” button above to contact committee members and urge them to SUPPORT HB 1284.