HB 1213

  • Georgia House Bill
  • 2019-2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

Citizens Detainment Act; enact


A BILL To be entitled an Act to amend Article 4 of Chapter 4 of Title 17 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to arrests by private persons, so as to provide for definitions to revise the law with regard to the detainment of offenders by private citizens; to provide when and to what degree force may be used to effectuate such detainment; to provide that unauthorized detainments may be resisted and to provide when and to what degree force may be used to resist an unauthorized detainment by a private citizen; to make conforming changes; to provide for related matters; to provide a short title; to provide an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

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Jun 18, 2020


House Second Readers

Jun 17, 2020


House First Readers

Jun 16, 2020


House Hopper

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LC 28 9785/a PDF

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