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SB 1178: Deposing Victims of Certain Offenses


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: 4/30/2021 Senate - Died in Judiciary
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (CF)
  3. Rules (RC)

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  • 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
    4/30/2021 Senate • Died in Judiciary

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  • SB 1178, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 2/9/2021 at 4:33 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 1281 Deposing Victims of Crime Buchanan Identical Last Action: 4/30/2021 H Died in Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee

    Citations - Statutes (1)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    787.301 Page 2 (pdf)

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