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DNA Testing - Postconviction Review

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Delegate Dumais


In the Senate - First Reading Judicial Proceedings

Synopsis:Clarifying the group of persons who may file a specified petition for postconviction DNA testing or a database or log search; requiring a court to order a new trial under specified circumstances for specified classes of persons filing for postconviction DNA testing and having received favorable results; altering the remedy for intentional and willful destruction of DNA evidence; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates Dumais, Barron, Hayes, R. Lewis, Lierman, McCray, A. Miller, Moon, Pena-Melnyk, Rosenberg, and M. Washington
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB0677
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2017
Judiciary  View Committee HearingJudicial Proceedings
Broad Subject(s):Criminal Law - Procedure
Narrow Subject(s):Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans'; etc.
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties and Sentnc; etc.
Statutes:Article - Criminal Procedure

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November 28, 2017 1:06 P.M.