HB 2414 Self-defense; limited immunity when reporting acts, penalties.
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Summary as introduced:
Limited immunity when reporting acts of self-defense; penalties. Provides that no statements made by a person in a good faith effort to promptly report an incident involving the threatened or actual use of justifiable physical or deadly physical force may be used against that person in any civil or criminal proceeding. The bill also provides that any documents or reports regarding a statement made by a person in a good faith effort to promptly report an incident involving the threatened or actual use of justifiable physical or deadly physical force, in a good faith effort to obtain emergency medical or law enforcement assistance, shall not be released to the public or news media prior to its use in a trial involving such incident if it is reasonably expected that a trial involving such incident will occur. If it is not reasonably expected that a trial involving such incident will occur, the contents of the report may be released to the public or news media at the discretion of the attorney for the Commonwealth or with the consent of the person who made the statement. The bill also provides that any person who uses any statements made by a person in a good faith effort to promptly report an incident involving the threatened or actual use of justifiable physical or deadly physical force against him in a civil or criminal proceeding, or provides any documents that are not releasable to the public, is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor for the first offense, a Class 6 felony for a second offense, and a Class 5 felony for a third or subsequent offense.

Full text:
01/19/17  House: Presented and ordered printed 17103876D  pdf | impact statements

Status:
01/19/17  House: Presented and ordered printed 17103876D
01/19/17  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/07/17  House: Left in Courts of Justice