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Uniform Act to Secure the Attendance of Witnesses From Without the State in Criminal Proceedings - News Media Privilege

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Delegate Rosenberg


In the Senate - Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings

Synopsis:Prohibiting a judge from issuing a summons directing a witness to attend and testify in court outside the State if the witness is a specified member of the news media, the record indicates the witness reasonably relied on specified protections when the witness engaged in specified conduct, the judge's findings related to the privileged communications laws of the other state, the likelihood the witness will be directed to disclose the name of a confidential source, and if the disclosure would be contrary to a specified provision of law.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Delegate Rosenberg
Additional Facts:Introduced in a prior session as: HB0370 Session: 2014 Regular Session
Bill File Type: Pre-Filed
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2015
Judiciary  View Committee HearingJudicial Proceedings  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Criminal Law - Procedure
Narrow Subject(s):Disclosure
Interstate Affairs
News Media
Privileged Communications
Summonses -see also- Subpoenas
Statutes:Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings
(9-112, 9-302)

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