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2007-2008 Regular Session - HB 1314
Criminal cases; state's right to appeal; change provisions
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 5 and Chapter 18 of Title 15 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to appeal and error and prosecuting attorneys, respectively, so as to change provisions relating to the state´s right to appeal in criminal cases; to exclude the state´s appeal in criminal cases from the standard of review by appellate courts of first grant of new trial; to authorize the state to have the right of direct appeal in certain cases rather than having to seek certification; to provide the state with the right to appeal orders granting a defendant a bench trial over the objection of the state; to provide for direct appeal when a district attorney or solicitor is disqualified from prosecuting a case; to remove references to the former City Court of Atlanta; to amend Code Section 36-32-1 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to establishment of municipal courts, so as to correct a cross-reference; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Mar/11/2008 - Senate Read and Referred
Mar/11/2008 - House Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Mar/11/2008 - House Third Readers
Mar/06/2008 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Feb/27/2008 - House Second Readers
Feb/26/2008 - House First Readers
Feb/22/2008 - House Hopper
3/11/2008 Modified Structured Rule
Mar/11/2008 - House Vote #811Yea(167)Nay(0)NV(3)
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