2005-2006 Regular Session - HB 1256
Eyewitness identification accuracy; procedure for enhancing; provide
First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 17 of the O.C.G.A., relating to criminal procedure, so as to require a procedure for enhancing eyewitness identification accuracy; to provide for legislative findings; to provide for a short title; to provide for definitions; to provide for general guidelines relating to the development of eyewitness identification protocol and exceptions thereto; to provide for procedures to compose and present photo lineups and live lineups to witnesses; to provide for instructions to be given to witnesses who view lineups; to provide for documentation of identification procedures; to amend Title 35 of the O.C.G.A., relating to law enforcement officers and agencies, so as to provide for training in enhancing eyewitness identification accuracy; to provide for related matters; to provide for effective dates and applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Mar/09/2006 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Feb/08/2006 - House Second Readers
Feb/06/2006 - House First Readers
Feb/03/2006 - House Hopper