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SB 1178: Deposing Victims of Certain Offenses

GENERAL BILL by Baxley

Deposing Victims of Certain Offenses; Prohibiting the deposing of an individual who, at the time of the request for the deposition, is 17 years of age or younger and has been a victim of human trafficking or specified sexual offenses; requiring a court to issue a protective order for the victim if the court approves a deposition of the victim; authorizing a victim to have counsel and a victim advocate present at the deposition; prohibiting certain self-represented defendants from directly deposing a victim, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 3/2/2021 Senate - Introduced -SJ 121
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (CF)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/9/2021 Senate • Filed
2/18/2021 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Rules -SJ 121
3/2/2021 Senate • Introduced -SJ 121