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Criminal Procedure - Cameras in the Courtroom - Criminal Sentencing Hearings

Sponsored by:

Delegate Conaway


In the House - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary

Synopsis:Creating an exception to the general prohibition against recording or broadcasting a criminal sentencing hearing; establishing requirements that a media organization file a specified written request to provide media coverage of a criminal sentencing hearing with the clerk of the court at least 24 hours before the hearing is scheduled to begin; requiring the clerk of the court to provide notice of the request to each party involved in the criminal proceeding; providing specified factors that a presiding judge may consider; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegate Conaway
Additional Facts:Introduced in a prior session as: HB0081 Session: 2016 Regular Session
Bill File Type: Pre-Filed
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2017
Judiciary  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Criminal Law - Procedure
Narrow Subject(s):Clerks of Court
Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans'; etc.
News Media
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Recordings -see also- Video
Statutes:Article - Criminal Procedure

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November 28, 2017 12:58 P.M.