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SB19-071

Child Hearsay Exception

Concerning expanding the admission of out-of-court statements of a child.
Session:
2019 Regular Session
Subject:
Courts & Judicial
Bill Summary

The bill amends the statutory exception to the hearsay rule to admit an out-of-court statement made by a child if certain conditions are satisfied:

  • Any criminal, delinquency, or civil proceeding in which the child (a person under 13 years of age) is alleged to have been a victim; or
  • Any criminal, delinquency, or civil proceeding in which the child describes all or part of an offense of unlawful sexual behavior.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status

Introduced
Passed

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