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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 6193

 

January Session, 2017

 

LCO No. 1220

 

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Referred to Committee on JUDICIARY

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. SAMPSON, 80th Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEFENSE OF A PERSON'S HOME, MOTOR VEHICLE OR BUSINESS.

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 provide that if a person believes that deadly physical force is necessary to prevent or terminate an unlawful entry by force into such person's dwelling, motor vehicle or place of business, or to prevent the commission of arson or a crime of violence by a trespasser, there shall be a rebuttable presumption that such belief was a reasonable belief.

Statement of Purpose:

To establish a rebuttable presumption in a self-defense claim that, when a person believes it necessary to use deadly force to repel an intruder, such belief is a reasonable belief.