Florida Senate - 2012 CS for SB 782 By the Committee on Judiciary; and Senator Bennett 590-03549-12 2012782c1 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to the Florida Evidence Code; amending 3 s. 90.804, F.S.; providing that a statement offered 4 against a party that wrongfully caused the declarant’s 5 unavailability is not excluded as hearsay; providing 6 an effective date. 7 8 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 9 10 Section 1. Paragraph (f) is added to subsection (2) of 11 section 90.804, Florida Statutes, to read: 12 90.804 Hearsay exceptions; declarant unavailable.— 13 (2) HEARSAY EXCEPTIONS.—The following are not excluded 14 under s. 90.802, provided that the declarant is unavailable as a 15 witness: 16 (f) Statement offered against a party that wrongfully 17 caused the declarant’s unavailability.—A statement offered 18 against a party that wrongfully caused, or acquiesced in 19 wrongfully causing, the declarant’s unavailability as a witness, 20 and did so intending that result. 21 Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.