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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 6165

 

January Session, 2009

 

LCO No. 891

   

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. BACCHIOCHI, 52nd Dist.

(By Request)

 

AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF DEADLY PHYSICAL FORCE IN SELF DEFENSE.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That section 53a-20 of the general statutes be amended to create a rebuttable presumption that it is reasonable for a person to believe deadly physical force is necessary to defend oneself against someone who has unlawfully entered such person's dwelling.

Statement of Purpose:

To create a presumption that it is reasonable to believe deadly physical force is necessary to defend oneself from a person who has unlawfully entered a dwelling.