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HB570       (?)

Report Title: Child Abuse; Attorney General; Investigation Unit; Expedited Criminal Proceedings; Uniform Child Witness Testimony by Alternative Methods Act
Description: Establishes in the department of the attorney general a child abuse investigation unit. Allows the department of the attorney general to intervene in adjudications in family court. Enacts the Uniform Child Witness Testimony by Alternative Methods Act, which authorizes courts to allow for children to testify in a place other than an open forum or away from the finder of fact, court, or parties. Requires the court and the prosecution to take appropriate action to ensure a prompt trial in order to minimize the length of time a child abuse victim or minor witness must endure the stress of the child's involvement in the proceedings.
Companion:  SB449
Package: None
Current Referral: HSH, JUD, FIN
Introducer(s): KONG, CREAGAN, HASHEM

Sort by Date Status Text
1/18/2019HPending introduction.
1/22/2019HIntroduced and Pass First Reading.
1/22/2019HReferred to HSH, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 4
12/1/2019DCarried over to 2020 Regular Session.

S = Senate | H = House | D = Data Systems | $ = Appropriation measure | ConAm = Constitutional Amendment

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