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2014 House Bill 5282: Allow deadly force to defend nuclear plants

Public Act 113 of 2014

Introduced by Rep. Al Pscholka (R) on February 6, 2014 To explicitly allow an officer providing security at a nuclear generating plant to use deadly force if he or she “honestly and reasonably believes (it) is necessary to prevent” a person from breaking in with the intent to inflict harm, engage in radiological sabotage or steal nuclear material. This would include immunity from lawsuits.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Energy and Technology Committee on February 6, 2014
Reported in the House on March 4, 2014 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on March 11, 2014
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on March 11, 2014
Passed 102 to 6 in the House on March 12, 2014 (same description)
To explicitly allow an officer providing security at a nuclear generating plant to use deadly force if he or she “honestly and reasonably believes (it) is necessary to prevent” a person from breaking in with the intent to inflict harm, engage in radiological sabotage or steal nuclear material. This would include immunity from lawsuits.
Received in the Senate on March 13, 2014
Referred to the Senate Energy and Technology Committee on March 13, 2014
Reported in the Senate on March 19, 2014 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on March 25, 2014 (same description)
To explicitly allow an officer providing security at a nuclear generating plant to use deadly force if he or she “honestly and reasonably believes (it) is necessary to prevent” a person from breaking in with the intent to inflict harm, engage in radiological sabotage or steal nuclear material. This would include immunity from lawsuits.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on April 7, 2014

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