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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 727

 

January Session, 2009

 

LCO No. 1394

   

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

 

Introduced by:

 

SEN. CALIGIURI, 16th Dist.

 

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

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 establish a presumption that it is reasonable for a person to believe that the use of deadly physical force is necessary to defend himself or herself against another person who has unlawfully entered such person's dwelling.

Statement of Purpose:

To allow residents to protect themselves in their homes.