House Bill 4003: seeks to repeal the presumption of fear of death or great bodily harm during HOME INVASION.
Bill will repeal section 776.013 of Florida Statutes, which presumes a fear of fear of death or great bodily harm DURING FORCIBLE HOME INVASION.
Last Event: Bill had it’s First Reading Tuesday, March 04, 2014 11:50 PM
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Senate Bill SB 116 (idential to HB 4003) was introduced March 4, 2014.
Self-Defense Related Bills:
- Legislation: SB 448 Threatened Use of Force (compare to CS/HB 89 and SB 438)
- CS/HB 89 (Threatened Use of Force-Defense of Life, Home, and Property)
- SB 438( Defense of Life, Home, or Property)
Florida Constitution, Article 1, Section 2, under ‘Basic Rights’ states in part that “All natural persons…have inalienable rights, among which are the right to enjoy and defend life and liberty.”
Florida Constitution, Article 1, Section 9, under, ‘Due process’ states that “No person shall be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law.”
Declaration of Independence states, in part, that “…We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness…”
U.S. Constitution, Fifth Amendment states in part that “…nor shall any person be…put in jeopardy of life or limb…nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law…”
U.S. Constitution, 14th Amendment states in part that “…No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process…”