The AzCDL-requested SCR 1020, a proposed Constitutional Amendment that would protect crime victims from law suits by those who harm them, has been filed by Senate President Russell Pearce. Assuming it passes out of the legislature, SCR 1020 will be sent to the Secretary of State to be placed on the ballot.
Currently, Article 2, Section 31 and Article 18, Section 6, of the Arizona Constitution, prohibit the passing of any laws that limit the ability of a person to recover damages for death or personal injury. Unfortunately, that means if you are forced to defend yourself or your loved ones with physical force, there is nothing in the law that prevents your attacker from suing you.
The proposed Constitutional Amendment would add exceptions from the “right to sue” for crime victims being sued for damages by their attackers who sustain harm when engaging in a felony offense.
The text of SCR 1020 can be found here: http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/50leg/1...s/scr1020p.pdf
A list of the firearms and self-defense related bills, along with links, that AzCDL is monitoring can be found at our website: http://www.azcdl.org/html/2011_bills.html
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