LD 533 LR 1667(01)
An Act To Eliminate the Statutory Duty To Retreat and Affirm the Right of Self-defense
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement for Original Bill
Sponsor: Rep. Andrews of Paris
Committee: Criminal Justice and Public Safety
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement
Potential current biennium savings - General Fund
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill removes the requirement that a person retreat if it is safe to do so and also permits the use of deadly force to prevent death or serious bodily injury in certain situations. To the extent that over time these changes lead to fewer individuals being incarcerated, the Department of Corrections will see a reduction in costs. The number of cases affected by these changes is not expected to be significant.