Bill Text: NH HB197 | 2021 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: Relative to the use of deadly force in defense of another.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 8-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2021-05-13 - Rereferred to Committee, Motion Adopted, Voice Vote; 05/13/2021; Senate Journal 15 [HB197 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2021-HB197-Amended.html

HB 197 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

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HOUSE BILL 197

 

AN ACT relative to the use of deadly force in defense of another.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Yakubovich, Merr. 24; Rep. Binford, Graf. 15; Rep. T. Lekas, Hills. 37; Rep. Ankarberg, Straf. 10; Rep. Aron, Sull. 7; Rep. Rhodes, Ches. 15; Rep. Piemonte, Rock. 4; Rep. Abramson, Rock. 37

 

COMMITTEE: Criminal Justice and Public Safety

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill permits the use of deadly force against another person in circumstance where deadly force is used in the commission of felony against a person in a vehicle.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

AN ACT relative to the use of deadly force in defense of another.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Justification; Physical Force in Defense of a Person.  Amend RSA 627:4, II(d) to read as follows:

(d)  Is likely to use any unlawful force in the commission of a felony against [the actor within such actor's]a person in a vehicle, dwelling or its curtilage.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

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