92nd General Assembly
Summary of SB0464
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CRIM PRO-HEARSAY-ELDER-ABUSE                                               

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963.  Provides that the      
   hearsay exception for the admissibility of out of court statements  by      
   eligible  adults  (those  60  years  or older who reside in a domestic      
   living situation and are, or  alleged  to  be,  abused,  neglected  or      
   financially  exploited  by  another  individual)  applies  to  certain      
   crimes, including physical abuse of the eligible adult, and applies to      
   out of court statements of an eligible adult regardless of whether the      
   eligible  adult  suffers  from  dementia, developmental disability, or      
   other mental incapacity and regardless of whether the  eligible  adult      
   suffers  from  a  physical  infirmity  that  prevents  him or her from      
   appearing in court.  Effective immediately.                                 
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
        Restores the provision that the eligible adult must have been          
   diagnosed by a physician to suffer from (1) any form of dementia,           
   developmental disability, or other form of mental incapacity or (2)         
   any physical infirmity. Provides that the diagnosis must have been          
   made at the time the offense was committed or prior to the time of          
   the trial.                                                                  
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 92-0091

   Last action date: JUL-18-2001

           Location: Senate

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


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