SB 791
Defines the process to be followed for a crime laboratory report to be received into evidence at any trial for criminal prosecution
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Last Action:
1/22/2008 - Hearing Conducted S Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2008

Current Bill Summary

SB 791 - Under this act, a certified crime laboratory report shall be received into evidence at any trial for criminal prosecution. The accused or his or her attorney shall be provided a copy of the report as required by Supreme Court Rule and shall have seven days to request a deposition of the person conducting the testing or analysis. The deposition shall be conducted prior to trial, with notice being given to the state, and it may be recorded. If the accused or his or her attorney does not request a deposition with the seven-day period, the accused shall be deemed to have waived the right to conduct such a deposition and the right to confront such person at trial if he or she is otherwise unavailable. This act shall not affect the right of the accused to subpoena the analyst.