Bill Text: AZ SB1567 | 2020 | Fifty-fourth Legislature 2nd Regular | Engrossed


Bill Title: Justification; criminal offenses

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 12-0)

Status: (Engrossed - Dead) 2020-03-11 - House read second time [SB1567 Detail]

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Senate Engrossed

 

 

 

 

State of Arizona

Senate

Fifty-fourth Legislature

Second Regular Session

2020

 

 

SENATE BILL 1567

 

 

 

AN ACT

 

amending section 13‑401, Arizona Revised Statutes; relating to justification.

 

 

(TEXT OF BILL BEGINS ON NEXT PAGE)

 


Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:

Section 1.  Section 13-401, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:

START_STATUTE13-401.  Unavailability of justification defense; justification as defense

A.  Even though a person is justified under this chapter in threatening or using physical force or deadly physical force against another, if in doing so such person recklessly injures or kills an innocent third person, the justification afforded by this chapter is unavailable in a prosecution for the reckless injury or killing of the innocent third person.

B.  Except as provided in subsection A of this section, justification, as defined prescribed in this chapter, is a defense in any prosecution for an a criminal offense pursuant to this title. END_STATUTE

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