SB 0781 Modifies judge disqualification in witness immunity applications
LR Number:3002S.01P Fiscal Note:3002-01
Committee:Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action:05/14/04 - H Consent Calendar Journal page:
Effective Date:August 28, 2004
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Current Bill Summary

SB 781 - This act provides that the circuit judge hearing an application for witness immunity shall hold a nonadversarial hearing to determine whether sufficient proof has been offered to justify the issuance of an order granting witness immunity. The act deletes language which disqualified the judge hearing such matter from any further criminal trial or ancillary proceeding.