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March 13, 2008

S.J.R. 9: Restricting Use of Unsubstantiated Child and Family Services Reports

Author:
Senator Gene Davis (D)

Summary:
This joint resolution amends the Utah Rules of Evidence to prohibit the use of a Child and Family Services report as evidence or testimony in certain proceedings, if the report was found to be unsubstantiated, unsupported, or without merit, unless the person accused in the report consents to the use.

Status:

1/31/2008(Senate) Read First Time (Introduced)
1/31/2008(Senate) Referred to Judiciary, Law Enforcement, and Criminal Justice Committee
2/14/2008(Senate) Committee: Amendment Recommendation, Favorable Recommendation
2/22/2008(Senate) Passed Second Reading
2/25/2008(Senate) Passed Third Reading
2/25/2008(House) Read First Time (Introduced)
3/5/2008(House) Passed Second Reading
3/5/2008(House) Read Third Time, Amended
3/5/2008(House) Passed Third Reading
3/5/2008(Senate) Sent to Senate
3/5/2008(Senate) Enacting Clause Struck

HSLDA's Position:
Support.

Action Requested:
None at this time.

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