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AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 39 and Title 40, relative to criminal law.



Enacts the 2021 Defense Doctrine, which adds imminent danger of grave sexual abuse as a justification for the use of deadly force in self defense and to defenses of duress and use of deadly force by law enforcement officer,defines grave sexual abuse as rape, aggravated rape, rape of a child, or aggravated rape of a child.