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CS/SB 1412: Expert Testimony

GENERAL BILL by Rules ; Richter

Expert Testimony; Providing that a witness qualified as an expert by knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education may testify in the form of an opinion or otherwise as to the facts at issue in a case under certain circumstances; providing that the elements necessary to allow a witness to testify as an expert witness are satisfied if the principles and methods on which such knowledge is based are generally accepted by the relevant expert community; providing for applicability, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2013
Last Action: 4/25/2013 Senate - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see HB 7015 (Ch. 2013-107) -SJ 600
Location: Laid on Table
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
3/1/2013 Senate • Filed
3/6/2013 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Rules -SJ 163
3/7/2013 Senate • Introduced -SJ 163
4/3/2013 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 04/08/13, 4:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building --Not Considered
4/10/2013 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 04/15/13, 1:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
4/15/2013 Senate • Favorable by Judiciary; YEAS 6 NAYS 3 -SJ 476
4/16/2013 Senate • Now in Rules -SJ 476
4/17/2013 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 04/22/13, 2:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
4/22/2013 Senate • CS by- Rules; YEAS 13 NAYS 2 -SJ 578
4/24/2013 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 578
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/25/13
• CS by Rules read 1st time -SJ 579
4/25/2013 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 600
• Substituted HB 7015 -SJ 600
• Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see HB 7015 (Ch. 2013-107) -SJ 600