SB0150 (CH0530)

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Courts - Prohibition Against Testimony by Convicted Perjurer - Repeal

Sponsored by:

Senator Lee


Approved by the Governor - Chapter 530

Synopsis:Repealing the prohibition on a person convicted of perjury from testifying in a proceeding; 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 the 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:Senators Lee, Feldman, Gladden, Kasemeyer, King, Madaleno, Manno, Pugh, Ramirez, and Zirkin
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: HB0237
Introduced in a prior session as: SB0673 Session: 2012 Regular Session
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2016
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Broad Subject(s):Courts and Court Personnel - Statewide
Civil Actions and Procedures
Criminal Law - Procedure
Narrow Subject(s):Evidence
Statutes:Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings
(10-905, 9-104)

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