HARRISBURG – Fayette County Sen. Pat Stefano has introduced legislation that would expand PA’s Castle Doctrine to provide citizens with the ability to better protect themselves, their family, and their property. Stefano’s legislation would extend the self-defense protections afforded by the Castle Doctrine beyond an individual’s dwelling to his or her property line. This statute was last updated in 2011 to extend the principles of Castle Doctrine to extend the right of self-defense in places where the person has the right to be if they believe themselves to be in danger of death, serious bodily injury, kidnapping, or rape. The bill is expected to be referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee for review.

SEN. PAT STEFANO