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SB 80: Parent-child Privilege


Parent-child Privilege; creates parent-child privilege to prevent disclosure of communications that were made by children younger than specified age to their parents or by parents older than specified age to their children & intended to be made in confidence; prescribes proceedings in which privilege does not exist; requires that guardian ad litem be appointed to represent minor child prior to court's approving child's waiver of privilege, etc. Creates 90.5045.

Effective Date: 07/01/2005
Last Action: 5/6/2005 Senate - Died on Calendar
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Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/16/2004 Senate • Filed
11/19/2004 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Children and Families
3/8/2005 Senate • Introduced, referred to Judiciary; Children and Families -SJ 00012
4/1/2005 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 04/06/05, 2:00 pm, 401-S
4/6/2005 Senate • Favorable by Judiciary; YEAS 8 NAYS 0 -SJ 00377
4/7/2005 Senate • Now in Children and Families -SJ 00377
4/13/2005 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Children and Families, 04/18/05, 1:00 pm, 301-S
4/18/2005 Senate • Favorable by- Children and Families; YEAS 5 NAYS 0 -SJ 00462; Placed on Calendar, on second reading -SJ 00462
5/6/2005 Senate • Died on Calendar