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2019-2020 Regular Session - SB 344
Witness or Criminal Defendant; certain proceedings conducted by video conference; requirements; provide
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 24-13-60 of the O.C.G.A., relating to order requiring prisoner's delivery to serve as witness or criminal defendant generally, expenses, and prisoner under death sentence as witness, so as to provide that certain proceedings may be conducted by video conference; to amend Article 6 of Chapter 3 of Title 35 of the O.C.G.A., relating to Division of Forensic Sciences, so as to provide that employees of the state crime lab or associated laboratories may appear by video teleconference in certain proceedings in court; to provide for requirements for such appearances; to provide for notice and continuances; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date and applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Jun/24/2020 - House Lost Reconsidered Bill/Resolution
Jun/24/2020 - House Reconsidered
Jun/24/2020 - House Third Reading Lost
Jun/24/2020 - House Third Readers
Jun/18/2020 - House Committee Favorably Reported
Mar/12/2020 - House Second Readers
Mar/10/2020 - House First Readers
Mar/09/2020 - Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Mar/09/2020 - Senate Third Read
Mar/04/2020 - Senate Read Second Time
Mar/03/2020 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Feb/03/2020 - Senate Read and Referred
Jan/31/2020 - Senate Hopper
Jun/24/2020 - House Vote #713Yea(81)Nay(68)NV(15)
Jun/24/2020 - House Vote #712Yea(94)Nay(71)NV(2)
Jun/24/2020 - House Vote #711Yea(82)Nay(82)NV(3)
Mar/09/2020 - Senate Vote #553Yea(54)Nay(1)NV(0)
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