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Civil Actions - Active Duty Service Members - Electronic Deposition and Testimony

Sponsored by:

Delegate Vallario


In the House - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn

Synopsis:Authorizing a party to a civil action who is entitled to protections under the federal Service Members Civil Relief Act due to the party's active duty status to petition the court to be deposed or to testify under penalty of perjury by certain electronic means; requiring a tribunal of the State to cooperate with other tribunals or the appropriate military representative in designating an appropriate location for the deposition or testimony under the Act; providing for the application of the Act; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates Vallario, Anderson, Angel, Atterbeary, Barkley, Cluster, Conaway, Folden, Gibson, Glass, Kelly, Kittleman, Krimm, J. Lewis, Luedtke, Malone, Moon, Morhaim, Parrott, Queen, Sanchez, Sydnor, Wilson, and P. Young
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB0511
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2018
Judiciary  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Civil Actions and Procedures
Narrow Subject(s):Armed Forces -see also- Military Department; Veterans
Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Court of Appeals
Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans'; etc.
Electronic Communication -see also- Comm; Elec.Gov; Lang; Te
Rules and Regulations
Statutes:Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings

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March 5, 2018 8:54 A.M.