SB 312
Creates provisions relating to privileged communications in criminal matters
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Last Action:
3/29/2021 - Voted Do Pass S Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2021

Current Bill Summary

SB 312 - This act provides that no person shall be required to disclose, by way of testimony or otherwise, a privileged communication between a person who submits a report of alleged criminal activity to a crime stoppers organization and the person who accepts the report on behalf of a crime stoppers organization. Additionally, no such person shall be required to produce, under subpoena, any records, documentary evidence, opinions, or decisions relating to such privileged communication in connection with any criminal proceeding or discovery procedure.

This act also provides that any person arrested or charged with a criminal offense may petition the court for an in-camera inspection of the records of a privileged communication concerning the report such person made to the crime stoppers organization. If the court determines the person is entitled to all or part of such records, the court may order production and disclosure as the court deems appropriate.

This act is substantially similar to a provision in the truly agreed and finally passed CCS/HCS/SS/SCS/SBs 53 & 60 (2021) and HB 1552 (2020).



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