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