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.
Last Action: 3/9/2012 House - Died in returning Messages
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
• Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 26
• On Committee agenda-- Civil Justice Subcommittee, 01/11/12, 11:30 am, 404 HOB
• Introduced -HJ 25
• Favorable by Civil Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 11 NAYS 4 -HJ 217
• Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 217
• On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 02/01/12, 8:30 am, 404 HOB --Temporarily deferred
• On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 02/08/12, 8:30 am, 404 HOB --Retained
• On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 02/16/12, 11:30 am, 404 HOB
• Favorable by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 11 NAYS 5 -HJ 683
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 683
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/23/12
• Read 2nd time -HJ 792
• Placed on 3rd reading
• Read 3rd time -HJ 822
• Amendment(s) failed (438799) -HJ 822
• Passed; YEAS 77 NAYS 34 -HJ 822
• In Messages
• Received -SJ 813
• Referred to Judiciary; Budget -SJ 813
• Withdrawn from Judiciary; Budget -SJ 1064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
• In returning messages
• Died in returning Messages
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