LD 533 LR 1667(02)
An Act To Eliminate the Statutory Duty To Retreat and Affirm the Right of Self-defense
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Criminal Justice and Public Safety
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
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 in order to avoid violating the statutes related to the use of deadly force. To the extent that over time this change leads to fewer individuals being incarcerated, the Department of Corrections will see a reduction in costs. The number of cases affected by this change is not expected to be significant.