SB 1113 Revises law related to coroner's inquests
LR Number:4486L.04T Fiscal Note:4486-04
Committee:Local Government and Economic Development
Last Action:07/02/02 - Signed by Governor Journal page:
Title:HCS SCS SB 1113
Effective Date:August 28, 2002
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HCS/SCS/SB 1113 - The act revises provisions related to coroner's inquests. After notification of a dead body, a coroner has the discretion to issue a warrant to the local Sheriff to summon a jury for a coroner's inquest. Current law requires that a coroner issue such a warrant.

Currently, jurors are responsible for determining if a person died as the result of a felony. This act would also require jurors to determine if the felonious act was justified. Coroners are empowered to issue summons for evidence, documents and materials of substance. The jury may view the dead body by photographic, electronic or other means.