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HB 465: Vulnerable Victims and Witnesses


Vulnerable Victims and Witnesses; Revises standard for orders to protect certain testifying victims & witnesses; prohibits depositions of certain victims & witnesses in certain proceedings without showing of good cause; provides requirements for obtaining such deposition; revises factors to be considered by court in motion seeking to protect victim or witness; provides for appointment of guardian ad litem or other advocate for deponent in certain cases; authorizes court to request aid of interpreter; requires court to make specific findings of fact on record for orders & rulings.

Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Action: 2/8/2021 House - Now in Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/26/2021 House • Filed
2/8/2021 House • Referred to Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
• Referred to Justice Appropriations Subcommittee
• Referred to Judiciary Committee
• Now in Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee