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2003-2004 Regular Session - HB 599
Appeals; postconviction DNA testing; procedure
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to amend Title 5 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to appeal and error, so as to provide that a request for postconviction DNA testing shall be made through an extraordinary motion for new trial; to provide for postconviction DNA testing of evidence in certain criminal cases; to provide procedures, conditions, and standards for the conduct of postconviction DNA testing of evidence; to provide for the state to appeal in criminal cases in which an extraordinary motion for new trial is granted; to amend Article 3 of Chapter 5 of Title 17 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to disposition of property seized, so as to provide standards for the retention of evidence in criminal cases; and for other purposes.
Status History
Jan/12/2004 - Senate Recommitted
Apr/14/2003 - Senate Read Second Time
Apr/14/2003 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Apr/08/2003 - Senate Read and Referred
Apr/07/2003 - House Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Apr/07/2003 - House Third Readers
Mar/24/2003 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Feb/28/2003 - House Second Readers
Feb/27/2003 - House First Readers
Feb/26/2003 - House Hopper
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