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

Public Act 113 of 2014

  1. 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.
    • 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.
  2. Passed 102 to 6 in the House on March 12, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. 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.
  4. Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on March 25, 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.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on April 7, 2014.

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