91st General Assembly
Summary of HB0041
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Short description: 
CRIM PRO-HEARSAY-DECEASED                                                  

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963.   Permits  hearsay      
   statements  of  deceased  persons  to be admitted into evidence if the      
   statements are not  covered  by  other  hearsay  exceptions  but  have      
   equivalent  circumstantial  guarantees  of trustworthiness and certain      
   other conditions are met.  Effective immediately.                           
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Provides that unavailability as  a  witness  is  limited  to  the      
   situation  in  which the declarant is deceased.  Provides that a prior      
   statement sought to be admitted must have been made by  the  declarant      
   under oath at a trial, hearing, or other proceeding.                        
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 91-0363

   Last action date: 99-07-30

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   0


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