SB 1257 Two-way video testimony; forensic analysis and examination.
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Summary as introduced:
Two-way video testimony; forensic analysis and examination. Provides that any testimony offered by either party in a preliminary hearing or sentencing hearing, or offered by the accused in any hearing other than a trial, from a person who performed an analysis or examination that resulted in a certificate of analysis may be presented by two-way video conferencing. The bill provides that any decision to purchase a two-way electronic video and audio communication system is at the discretion of the locality.

Full text:
01/10/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101214D  pdf | impact statement
03/07/17  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1257ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/20/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0669)  pdf

Status:
01/10/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101214D
01/10/17  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/25/17  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice (12-Y 2-N)
01/27/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
01/30/17  Senate: Read second time and engrossed
01/31/17  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (33-Y 7-N)
02/03/17  House: Placed on Calendar
02/03/17  House: Read first time
02/03/17  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/17  House: Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/13/17  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 1-N)
02/20/17  House: Reported from Courts of Justice (20-Y 1-N)
02/21/17  House: Read second time
02/22/17  House: Read third time
02/22/17  House: Passed House (98-Y 2-N)
02/22/17  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 2-N)
03/07/17  Senate: Enrolled
03/07/17  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1257ER)
03/07/17  House: Signed by Speaker
03/10/17  Senate: Signed by President
03/13/17  Senate: Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/13/17
03/13/17  Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/20/17  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 669 (effective 7/1/17)
03/20/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0669)