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SB 1382: Expert Witnesses


Expert Witnesses; Requiring the court to pay reasonable fees to members of the examining committee for their evaluation and testimony regarding persons with disabilities; requiring the court to pay for the evaluation and testimony of an expert for a defendant on conditional release under certain circumstances; authorizing a defendant who has an alleged pregnancy to retain, at the defendant’s expense rather than the county’s, one or more physicians, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 5/5/2017 Senate - Died in Judiciary
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  3. Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice (ACJ)
  4. Appropriations (AP)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    3/1/2017 Senate • Filed
    3/14/2017 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Criminal Justice; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations -SJ 189
    3/15/2017 Senate • Introduced -SJ 189
    5/5/2017 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    • Died in Judiciary

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  • SB 1382, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 3/1/2017 at 11:43 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Citations - Statutes (13)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    29.006 Indigent defense costs. Page 13 (pdf)
    29.007 Court-appointed counsel. Page 14 (pdf)
    393.11 Involuntary admission to residential services. Page 3 (pdf)
    744.331 Procedures to determine incapacity. Page 3 (pdf)
    916.115 Appointment of experts. Page 4 (pdf)
    916.12 Mental competence to proceed. Page 7 (pdf)
    916.17 Conditional release. Page 8 (pdf)
    916.301 Appointment of experts. Page 8 (pdf)
    916.304 Conditional release. Page 10 (pdf)
    921.09 Fees of physicians who determine sanity at time of sentence. Page 10 (pdf)
    921.12 Fees of physicians when pregnancy is alleged as cause for not pronouncing sentence. Page 11 (pdf)
    921.137 Imposition of the death sentence upon an intellectually disabled defendant prohibited. Page 11 (pdf)
    985.19 Incompetency in juvenile delinquency cases. Page 12 (pdf)

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