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February 19, 2004

Legislative Document 1669: An Act To Abrogate the Hearsay Rule in Cases Involving Custody or Protection of Children

Sponsor:
Representative Albion Goodwin, Democrat

Summary:
Certain out of court statements made by minors in civil actions involving custody or child protection cases are admissible. The court must make a determination that admitting the out of court statement serves valuable interests.

Status:

12/16/2003Received by the Clerk of the House and referred to the Judiciary Committee
01/13/2004Public Hearing
01/21/2004Work Session where the bill was voted on. Anticipated Divided Report, and the majority recommend that the bill not be passed.
02/18/2004Majority Ought Not to Pass report was accepted and sent for concurrence, thus effectively killing the bill.

HSLDA's Postion:
Oppose.

Action Requested:
No action is necessary.

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