SB 842 Requires law enforcement agencies to develop certain policies for eyewitness identification procedures
Sponsor: Keaveny
LR Number: 5560S.02I Fiscal Notes
Committee: Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 2/9/2016 - Hearing Conducted S Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: January 1, 2017

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SB 842 - Under this act, each law enforcement agency that uses eyewitness identification procedures must adopt written policies governing the procedures by January 1, 2018.

A list of practices that must be included within the policies is provided.

This act specifies that the statute shall not be construed as a ground to exclude evidence at trial. When evidence of compliance or noncompliance with the statute is presented at trial, the court must instruct the jury that it may consider the compliance, or lack thereof, when judging the reliability of an identification.

This act is substantially similar to SB 303 (2015) and contains provisions similar to provisions of SB 732 (2014) and SB 162 (2013).

The provisions of this act take effect January 1, 2017.

MEGHAN LUECKE