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AB 1160 - Elimination of "Panic" Strategy in Criminal Trials

AB 1160 - Elimination of "Panic" Strategy in Criminal Trials

Lead Author:
Assemblymember Sally Lieber (D-Mountain View)

AB 1160 would modify the existing definition of "voluntary manslaughter" to prohibit defendants from contending that they were provoked to murder by discovering the victim’s disability, gender, nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation of the victim.

STATUS: Introduced February 22, 2005. This bill is a "two-year" bill, which means it will not begin moving through the legislative process until January of 2006.

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Date Last Modified: 4/25/2008
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