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28th Legislature(2013-2014)

Bill Text 28th Legislature


00 Enrolled HB 24                                                                                                          
01 Relating to self-defense in any place where a person has a right to be.                                                 
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03    * Section 1. AS 11.81.335(b) is amended to read:                                                                   
04            (b)  A person may not use deadly force under this section if the person knows                                
05       that, with complete personal safety and with complete safety as to others being                                   
06       defended, the person can avoid the necessity of using deadly force by leaving the area                            
07       of the encounter, except there is no duty to leave the area if the person is                                      
08                 (1)  on premises                                                                                        
09                      (A)  that the person owns or leases;                                                               
10                      (B)  where the person resides, temporarily or permanently; or                                      
11                      (C)  as a guest or express or implied agent of the owner, lessor,                                  
12            or resident;                                                                                                 
13                 (2)  a peace officer acting within the scope and authority of the officer's                             
14       employment or a person assisting a peace officer under AS 11.81.380;                                              
15                 (3)  in a building where the person works in the ordinary course of the                                 
01       person's employment; [OR]                                                                                         
02                 (4)  protecting a child or a member of the person's household; or                                   
03                 (5)  in any other place where the person has a right to be.                                         
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