LD 1138 LR 1059(01)
An Act To Ensure the Right to Self-defense Exists outside the Home by Removing the Requirement To Retreat
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 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.