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Bill Detail: HB20-1307

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Title Gay Panic Or Transgender Panic Defense
Status Senate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely (05/26/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
House Sponsors L. Herod (D)
M. Soper (R)
Senate Sponsors J. Tate (R)
J. Bridges (D)
House Committee Judiciary
Senate Committee Judiciary
Date Introduced 02/21/2020
Description

The bill states that generally evidence relating to the discovery of,
knowledge about, or potential disclosure of the victim's actual or
perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual
orientation, including under circumstances in which the victim made an
unwanted nonforcible romantic or sexual advance toward the defendant,
or if the defendant and victim are or have been involved in an intimate

relationship is irrelevant in a criminal case and does not constitute sudden
heat of passion in a criminal case. The bill creates a protective hearing if
a party claims that such evidence is relevant and wants to use it in a
criminal case.

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