Actually, signed into law in April of 2005
Found a little more info:
Tuesday, April 26, 2005
Gov. Bush Signs Floridaâ€™s New â€œCastle Doctrineâ€? Self-Defense Law
Fairfax, VA â€“ Today, in a ceremony at the state capitol, Gov. Jeb Bush signed Floridaâ€™s â€œCastle Doctrineâ€? (SB-436) into law. Sponsored by Senator Durell Peaden and Representative Dennis Baxley, the bill unanimously passed the Senate and overwhelmingly passed in the House, 94-20.
Prior to signing the National Rifle Association (NRA) supported bill, Gov. Jeb Bush stated, "It`s a good, commonsense, anti-crime issue."
The "Castle Doctrine" simply says that if a criminal breaks into your home, your occupied vehicle or your place of business, you may presume he is there to do bodily harm and you may use any force against him.
It also removes the â€œduty to retreatâ€? if you are attacked in any place you have a right to be.
Furthermore, this law provides protection from criminal prosecution and civil litigation for those who defend themselves from criminal attack...."
(once again, bold italics mine)
For full article see: http://www.nraila.org/News/Read/Releases.aspx?ID=5685