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2015 Regular Session
At the request of:
Chief Sponsors: Representative Lininger, Williamson
Regular Sponsors: Representative Barker, Senator Prozanski
Bill Title: Relating to DNA testing for certain convicted persons.
Catchline/Summary: Permits any person convicted of aggravated murder or felony with relevant DNA evidence to file motion for DNA testing.
Changes requirements for prima facie showing and standard for court to order DNA testing. Removes mandatory sentence enhancement as basis for filing motion. Requires state to answer motion. Authorizes court to allow witness testimony. Prohibits testimony of victim without victim's consent. Requires court to make findings when issuing order for DNA testing. Provides that person filing motion for DNA testing is entitled to counsel at all stages of proceedings concerning DNA testing.
Chapter Number: Chapter 564
Fiscal Impact: Has Minimal Fiscal Impact
Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact
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