HB0237 (CH0531)

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Courts - Prohibition Against Testimony by Convicted Perjurer - Repeal

Sponsored by:

Delegate Smith


Approved by the Governor - Chapter 531

Synopsis:Repealing the prohibition on a person convicted of perjury from testifying in a proceeding; and providing that evidence that a witness has been convicted of perjury shall be admitted for the purpose of attacking the credibility of the witness, regardless of the date of conviction, if the evidence is elicited from the witness or established by public record during examination of the witness.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Delegates Smith, Anderton, Atterbeary, Carr, Carter, Conaway, Dumais, Fraser-Hidalgo, Kelly, Korman, Lierman, Luedtke, Moon, Morales, Platt, Proctor, Reznik, Sanchez, Sydnor, Waldstreicher, and M. Washington
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB0150
Introduced in a prior session as: HB0926 Session: 2012 Regular Session
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2016
Judiciary  View Committee HearingJudicial Proceedings
Broad Subject(s):Courts and Court Personnel - Statewide
Civil Actions and Procedures
Criminal Law - Procedure
Narrow Subject(s):Evidence
Records -see also- Land Records; Vital Records
Statutes:Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings

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October 24, 2017 4:58 P.M.