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CS/SB 1294: Victim and Witness Protection

GENERAL BILL by Fiscal Policy ; Flores ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Grimsley ; Sachs ; Bullard

Victim and Witness Protection; Increasing the maximum age at which a victim or witness may be allowed to testify via closed circuit television rather than in a courtroom in certain circumstances; increasing the maximum age of victims and witnesses for whom the court may enter protective orders; including human trafficking and lewd and lascivious offenses in the rules of evidence applicable to sexually-related offenses, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2016
Last Action: 4/6/2016 - Chapter No. 2016-199
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Fiscal Policy (FP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/4/2016 Senate • Filed
1/11/2016 Senate • Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Fiscal Policy -SJ 98
1/12/2016 Senate • Introduced -SJ 98
1/27/2016 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 02/01/16, 4:00 pm, 37 Senate Office Building
2/1/2016 Senate • Favorable by Criminal Justice; YEAS 5 NAYS 0 -SJ 290
2/2/2016 Senate • Now in Judiciary -SJ 290
2/11/2016 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 02/16/16, 4:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
2/16/2016 Senate • Favorable by Judiciary; YEAS 10 NAYS 0 -SJ 424
2/17/2016 Senate • Now in Fiscal Policy -SJ 424
2/24/2016 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Fiscal Policy, 02/29/16, 1:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
2/29/2016 Senate • CS by- Fiscal Policy; YEAS 7 NAYS 0 -SJ 563
3/1/2016 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 563
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/03/16
3/2/2016 Senate • CS by Fiscal Policy read 1st time -SJ 566
3/3/2016 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 624
• Amendment(s) adopted (397030) -SJ 624
• Ordered engrossed -SJ 625
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/4/2016 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 711
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 38 NAYS 0 -SJ 711
3/4/2016 House • In Messages
• Referred to Calendar -HJ 834
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/07/16
• Received -HJ 833
3/7/2016 House • Temporarily postponed, on 2nd Reading -HJ 871
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/08/16
3/8/2016 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 925
• Substituted for HB 7075 -HJ 925
• Amendment(s) adopted (181625) -HJ 925
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/9/2016 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 941
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 114 NAYS 0 -HJ 941
3/9/2016 Senate • In returning messages
3/10/2016 Senate • Concurred in 1 amendment(s) (181625) -SJ 929
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 40 NAYS 0 -SJ 929
• Ordered engrossed, then enrolled -SJ 929
3/22/2016 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
4/6/2016 • Approved by Governor
• Chapter No. 2016-199