My goodness, it’s such a refreshing change to see a little action on our Castle Doctrine bill here. This week, we cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee hurdle. Next week, according to this update from Rep. Seth Grove, we’ll move it in the House.
HB 40 – Castle Doctrine has been sunshined for a a vote this Monday in the House Judiciary Committee! I am a proud cosponsor of this legislation and look forward to my colleagues of the Judiciary to pass it out of committee.
On the Senate side, we may also see a floor vote next week. Considering how many months we waited between hearings and votes last session, this is unbelievably fast. But, don’t let up. As we learned last year, there can be any number of unpleasant surprises waiting for us. Until Tom Corbett’s signature is dry, we should keep our eyes open.