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HB 243: Expert Testimony

GENERAL BILL by Metz ; Weinstein ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Costello ; Gaetz

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 to interpret & apply principles of expert testimony in conformity with specified U.S. Supreme Court decisions; subjects pure opinion testimony to such requirements; provides that facts or data that are otherwise inadmissible may not be disclosed to jury by proponent of opinion or inference unless court determines that probative value of facts or data in assisting jury to evaluate expert's opinion substantially outweighs prejudicial effect.

Effective Date: 7/1/2012
Last Action: 3/9/2012 House - Died in returning Messages
Location: In returning messages from Senate
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
9/29/2011 House • Filed
10/17/2011 House • Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 26
1/9/2012 House • On Committee agenda-- Civil Justice Subcommittee, 01/11/12, 11:30 am, 404 HOB
1/10/2012 House • Introduced -HJ 25
1/11/2012 House • Favorable by Civil Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 11 NAYS 4 -HJ 217
• Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 217
1/30/2012 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 02/01/12, 8:30 am, 404 HOB --Temporarily deferred
2/6/2012 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 02/08/12, 8:30 am, 404 HOB --Retained
2/14/2012 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 02/16/12, 11:30 am, 404 HOB
2/16/2012 House • Favorable by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 11 NAYS 5 -HJ 683
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 683
2/21/2012 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/23/12
2/23/2012 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 792
• Placed on 3rd reading
2/24/2012 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 822
• Amendment(s) failed (438799) -HJ 822
• Passed; YEAS 77 NAYS 34 -HJ 822
2/27/2012 Senate • In Messages
3/5/2012 Senate • Received -SJ 813
• Referred to Judiciary; Budget -SJ 813
3/8/2012 Senate • Withdrawn from Judiciary; Budget -SJ 1064
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 1064
• Substituted for CS/SB 378 -SJ 1065
• Read 2nd time -SJ 1065
• Amendment(s) adopted (358794) -SJ 1065
• Read 3rd time -SJ 1081
• Passed as amended; YEAS 40 NAYS 0 -SJ 1081
3/8/2012 House • In returning messages
3/9/2012 House • Died in returning Messages