HB 1126 Witnesses; protection of identity.
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Summary as introduced:
Protection of witness identity. Provides that a court may allow a witness in a criminal case to testify while wearing a disguise designed to conceal the witness's identity, using a pseudonym, or both if protection of the identity of the witness is necessary to further an important public policy and the reliability of the evidence presented by the witness whose identity would be protected is otherwise assured. The attorney for the Commonwealth may file a motion prior to trial seeking to protect a witness's identity and, if the defendant objects, the court shall hold an in camera hearing on the motion.

Full text:
01/13/14  House: Presented and ordered printed 14103704D  pdf

Status:
01/13/14  House: Presented and ordered printed 14103704D
01/13/14  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/14  House: Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/31/14  House: Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2015 by voice vote
02/03/14  House: Continued to 2015 in Courts of Justice by voice vote