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CS/HB 391: Expert Testimony

GENERAL BILL by Civil Justice Subcommittee ; Metz ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Weinstein

Expert Testimony; Provides that witness qualified as expert by knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education may testify in form of opinion as to facts at issue in case; requires courts of this state to interpret & apply principles of expert testimony in conformity with specified U.S. Supreme Court decisions, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2011
Last Action: 5/7/2011 Senate - Died in Judiciary
Location: In committee/council (JU)
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/25/2011 House • Filed
2/7/2011 House • Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 38
3/8/2011 House • Introduced -HJ 38
3/10/2011 House • On Committee agenda-- Civil Justice Subcommittee, 03/14/11, 4:00 pm, 404 HOB
3/14/2011 House • CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 10 NAYS 4 -HJ 240
3/15/2011 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 238
3/16/2011 House • Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 250
4/8/2011 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 04/12/11, 1:00 pm, 404 HOB
4/12/2011 House • Favorable by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 13 NAYS 4 -HJ 618
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 618
4/27/2011 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/29/11
4/29/2011 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 916
• Placed on 3rd reading
5/2/2011 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 992
• CS passed; YEAS 83 NAYS 33 -HJ 992
5/2/2011 Senate • In Messages
5/5/2011 Senate • Received -SJ 1018
• Referred to Judiciary -SJ 1018
5/7/2011 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Judiciary