SB 106 Certificates of analysis and affidavits; State shall notify defendant if used in lieu of testimony.
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Summary as passed Senate: (all summaries)
Certificates of analysis and affidavits. Clarifies that provisions requiring notification of defendants by the Commonwealth must be followed only if the certificate or affidavit is to be used in lieu of testimony. The bill also specifies that the notice of defendant's right to object shall be provided simultaneously with the certificate or affidavit rather than attached to the certificate or affidavit. The bill provides that certain documents are considered to be certificates of analysis. The bill modifies legislation enacted during the August 2009 Special Session in response to the United States Supreme Court decision in Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts, 557 U.S. ___ (June 25, 2009).

Full text:
01/06/10  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10102376D  pdf | impact statement
01/25/10  Senate: Committee substitute printed 10104472D-S1  pdf | impact statement
03/12/10  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB106ER)  pdf | impact statement
04/12/10  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0656)  pdf

Amendments:
House amendments
House amendments engrossed

Status:
01/06/10  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10102376D
01/06/10  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/10  Senate: Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/25/10  Senate: Committee substitute printed 10104472D-S1
01/25/10  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N)
01/26/10  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
01/27/10  Senate: Read second time
01/27/10  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
01/27/10  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 10104472D-S1
01/27/10  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB106S1
01/28/10  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/08/10  House: Placed on Calendar
02/08/10  House: Read first time
02/08/10  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/10  House: Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
02/24/10  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/26/10  House: Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (19-Y 0-N)
03/02/10  House: Read second time
03/03/10  House: Read third time
03/03/10  House: Committee amendment agreed to
03/03/10  House: Engrossed by House as amended
03/03/10  House: Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
03/03/10  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
03/05/10  Senate: House amendment agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
03/12/10  Senate: Enrolled
03/12/10  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB106ER)
03/12/10  House: Signed by Speaker
03/13/10  Senate: Signed by President
04/12/10  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 656 (effective 7/1/10)
04/12/10  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0656)