Senate Committee Substitute

SCS/SB 22 - This act modifies Missouri Supreme Court Rules regarding discovery in criminal cases. Discovery shall not commence before arraignment of the defendant. Responses to discovery requests shall be made within 15 days of service of the request or not less than 10 days prior to trial, whichever is earlier. The response time may be extended for good cause, but no more than one extension may be granted without notice to the opposing party. Any objection to a discovery request must be made within the time for responding to such request.

Under this act, prosecutors will have discretion to redact personal identifying information which is contained in materials and information that the state shall disclose to the defendant's counsel during the discovery process of a criminal proceeding.


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