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2003-2004 Regular Session - SB 119
Appeals in Death Penalty Cases; motion for new trial; request for DNA testing and analysis
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 3 of Chapter 5 of Title 5 of the O.C.G.A., relating to procedures for new trial, so as to change certain provisions relating to a motion for new trial where a person is sentenced for a capital crime and DNA testing may be exculpatory; to provide for post-conviction requests for DNA testing in cases where a person is sentenced to death; to provide criteria for said motion; to provide for matters related to previous DNA testing; to provide a procedure for the motion and hearing; to amend Code Section 17-5-54 of the O.C.G.A., relating to disposition of personal property in custody of law enforcement agency, so as to conform it to the changes made in Title 5; to provide for related matters; to provide an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
May/27/2003 - Effective Date
May/27/2003 - Act 37
May/27/2003 - Senate Date Signed by Governor
May/02/2003 - Senate Sent to Governor
Apr/25/2003 - Senate Agreed House Amend or Sub
Apr/25/2003 - House Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Apr/25/2003 - House Third Readers
Apr/17/2003 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Apr/08/2003 - House Withdrawn, Recommitted
Apr/08/2003 - House Second Readers
Apr/07/2003 - House First Readers
Mar/28/2003 - Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Mar/28/2003 - Senate Third Read
Mar/26/2003 - Senate Read Second Time
Mar/25/2003 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Feb/11/2003 - Senate Read and Referred
Feb/10/2003 - Senate Hopper
4/08/03 Withdrawn from SJUDY and recommitted to JUDY in House
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