A Senate Judiciary subcommittee was to discuss the proposal, dubbed the "Home Invasion Protection Act," today.
It would create separate felonies of home invasion in the first, second and third degrees and set mandatory minimums of 15 to 25 years. The third-degree felony would mean someone was inside the home at the time but not threatened by the armed intruder.
Under the proposal, weapons qualifying as dangerous include guns, razors and slingshots.
It says a person convicted of first-degree home invasion could also qualify for the death penalty.