TN HB0050 | 2021-2022 | 112th General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on December 17 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-01-13 - P2C held on desk.
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #1) [PDF]


As introduced, enacts the "2021 Defense Doctrine," which adds imminent danger of grave sexual abuse as a justification for the use of deadly force in self-defense and to defenses of duress and use of deadly force by law enforcement officer; defines grave sexual abuse as rape, aggravated rape, rape of a child, or aggravated rape of a child. - Amends TCA Title 39 and Title 40.

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AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 39 and Title 40, relative to criminal law.



2021-01-13HouseP2C held on desk.
2021-01-12HouseIntro., P1C.
2020-12-17HouseFiled for introduction

Same As/Similar To

SB0189 (Crossfiled) 2021-01-15 - Filed for introduction


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