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HB 7015: Expert Testimony

GENERAL BILL by Civil Justice Subcommittee ; Metz ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) 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: 7/1/2013
Last Action: 6/5/2013 - Chapter No. 2013-107
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/13/2013 House • Filed
2/28/2013 House • Referred to Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 139
3/5/2013 House • Introduced -HJ 139
3/26/2013 House • On Committee agenda-- Justice Appropriations Subcommittee, 03/28/13, 8:00 am, Morris Hall
3/28/2013 House • Favorable by Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; YEAS 8 NAYS 4 -HJ 375
• Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 375
4/1/2013 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 04/03/13, 8:30 am, 404 HOB
4/3/2013 House • Favorable by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 12 NAYS 5 -HJ 416
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 416
4/15/2013 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/17/13
4/17/2013 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 636
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/18/2013 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 671
• Passed; YEAS 75 NAYS 42 -HJ 671
4/23/2013 Senate • In Messages
• Referred to Judiciary; Rules -SJ 586
4/24/2013 Senate • Received -SJ 586
4/25/2013 Senate • Withdrawn from Judiciary; Rules -SJ 600
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 600
• Substituted for CS/SB 1412 -SJ 600
• Read 2nd time -SJ 600
• Amendment(s) adopted (768244) -SJ 600
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/26/2013 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 679
• Passed as amended; YEAS 30 NAYS 9 -SJ 679
• Immediately certified
4/26/2013 House • In returning messages
• Concurred in 1 amendment(s) (768244) -HJ 908
• Passed as amended; YEAS 70 NAYS 41 -HJ 909
• Ordered engrossed, then enrolled -HJ 909
5/20/2013 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
6/4/2013 • Approved by Governor
6/5/2013 • Chapter No. 2013-107