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Monday, February 27, 2012

Senate Insists on Castle Substitute to HB 48

Today,  the State Senate insisted on its substitute bill to House Bill 48, the only remaining bill codifying a version of the Castle Doctrine.  This action sets in motion the likelihood of a Conference Committee to work out the differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill.  There is no guarentee however that a solution will be reached before the end of the Session.  The House previously re-referred SB 4, Senate Stuart's Castle bill, to House Courts of Justice.  It has not been placed on an agenda to be reheard by the committee.

2 comments:

JBolich said...

Can you tell me what the status is of the two bills from the House and the Senate with respect to the Castle Doctrine? I think this went back to sub-committee in the House, but where does it stand now and is there any chance of this getting through for this summer? Are we looking at 2013 before this will even be a consideration?

Thanks!

VSSA Legislative Chairman said...

Posted yesterday that both bills are effectively dead for the year.