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2007-2008 Regular Session - HB 1297
Sexual assault protocol; afford greater protection to victims; change provisions
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 24 of Title 15 and Title 17 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to sexual assault protocol and criminal procedure, respectively, so as to afford greater protection to victims of sexual crimes; to change provisions relating to sexual assault protocol; to provide for preservation of evidence; to allow victims of certain sexual offenses to have the right to have a free forensic medical examination even if the victim refuses to otherwise cooperate with law enforcement; to allow victims of certain sexual offenses to refuse requests for polygraph examinations or other truth-telling devices; to allow the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council to waive subrogation under certain circumstances; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
May/12/2008 - Effective Date
May/12/2008 - Act 539
May/12/2008 - House Date Signed by Governor
Apr/16/2008 - House Sent to Governor
Apr/04/2008 - House Agreed Senate Amend or Sub
Apr/02/2008 - Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Apr/02/2008 - Senate Third Read
Apr/01/2008 - Senate Read Second Time
Apr/01/2008 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Mar/11/2008 - Senate Read and Referred
Mar/11/2008 - House Passed/Adopted
Mar/11/2008 - House Third Readers
Mar/04/2008 - House Committee Favorably Reported
Feb/26/2008 - House Second Readers
Feb/22/2008 - House First Readers
Feb/21/2008 - House Hopper
3/11/2008 Modified Structured Rule
Apr/04/2008 - House Vote #1048Yea(157)Nay(0)NV(14)
Apr/02/2008 - Senate Vote #934Yea(53)Nay(0)NV(1)
Mar/11/2008 - House Vote #786Yea(162)Nay(0)NV(9)
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