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SB 1328: Vulnerable Victims and Witnesses

GENERAL BILL by Book ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Rouson

Vulnerable Victims and Witnesses; Revising the standard for orders to protect certain testifying victims and witnesses; prohibiting depositions of certain victims and witnesses in certain proceedings without a showing of good cause; requiring the court to appoint a guardian ad litem or other advocate for the deponent under certain circumstances; authorizing the court to request the aid of an interpreter; requiring the court to make specific findings of fact on the record for certain orders and rulings, etc.

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Action: 2/24/2021 Senate - Referred to Judiciary; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Rules
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (CF)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/16/2021 Senate • Filed
2/24/2021 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Rules