By Representative(s) LUKE / LEE / CATALANI / YOSHINAGA / THIELEN / AUWAE / MEYER / OSHIRO, M. / KAWAKAMI / LEONG / MORITA / TAKAI / ARAKAKI; Menor
Companion Bill: SB 2078
Subjects: Women's Legislative Caucus
Keywords: CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS, CULTURE AND ARTS, OFFENSES AGAINST THE PERSON, PENAL CODE
Report Title: Self Defense; Verbal Abuse
Description: Allows a person to use force in self defense against a family or household member when the person reasonably believes that such force is immediately necessary for protection against imminent physical abuse as a result of a pattern of extreme psychological abuse or the actor's reasonably held cultural beliefs.
1-20-00 H Introduced and passed First Reading
1-21-00 H Referred to the committee on JHA, referral sheet 2