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SB 1120: Expert Witnesses


Expert Witnesses; Requiring a court to pay reasonable fees to members of an examining committee for their evaluation and testimony regarding persons with disabilities; authorizing, rather than requiring, a court to appoint up to two additional experts to evaluate a defendant suspected of having an intellectual disability or autism under certain circumstances; authorizing a court to take less restrictive action than commitment if an expert finds a child incompetent, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Last Action: 3/10/2018 Senate - Died in Judiciary
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  3. Appropriations (AP)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/6/2017 Senate • Filed
12/18/2017 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Criminal Justice; Appropriations -SJ 84
1/9/2018 Senate • Introduced -SJ 84
1/18/2018 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 01/18/18, 10:00 am, 110 Senate Office Building --Temporarily Postponed
1/22/2018 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 01/25/18, 10:00 am, 110 Senate Office Building --Not Considered
3/10/2018 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Judiciary