SB 227 Makes the results of certain types of field tests for controlled substances admissible as evidence in certain preliminary hearings and applications for arrest warrants
Sponsor: Engler
LR Number: 1311S.01I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 2/10/2011 - Second Read and Referred S Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Journal Page: S235
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2011

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SB 227 - This act makes certain types of field tests for controlled substances admissible, subject to other substantive or procedural objections, in preliminary hearings and applications for arrest warrants in cases involving violations of the drug control laws. The results of the tests are admissible as evidence of the identity of a controlled substance.

In order to be admissible, the law enforcement officer conducting the field test must be trained and certified in the appropriate procedures for the test.

MEGHAN LUECKE