SB0677

Find a 2017 Bill:

2017 Regular Session

 

Entitled:

DNA Testing - Postconviction Review

Sponsored by:

Senator Kelley

Status:

In the Senate - Referred to interim study by 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:Senators Kelley, Conway, Ferguson, Guzzone, Lee, McFadden, Muse, Ramirez, Rosapepe, and Smith
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: HB1411
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2017
Committee(s):
Judicial Proceedings  View Committee Hearing
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.
Evidence
Genetics
Petitions
Trials
Statutes:Article - Criminal Procedure
(8-201)

How a Bill Becomes Law

Legislative Lingo

Explanation of Floor Motions and Actions


March 2, 2017 3:30 P.M.