Pretrial deposition; creates a mechanism of a witness who is unavailable because of sickness, etc. (SB1180)

Introduced By

Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Pretrial deposition of a witness in a criminal trial.  Creates a mechanism for the taking of a pretrial deposition of a witness in a criminal trial who has been shown to the satisfaction of the court to be likely to be unavailable for trial because of sickness or impending death.

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Bill Has Failed


01/12/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11102796D
01/12/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2011Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/02/2011Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2011Committee substitute printed 11104944D-S1
02/04/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Read second time
02/07/2011Reading of substitute waived
02/07/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104944D-S1
02/07/2011Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1180S1
02/08/2011Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2011Placed on Calendar
02/09/2011Read first time
02/09/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/10/2011Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
02/16/2011Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/18/2011Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (4-Y 5-N)
02/22/2011Left in Courts of Justice


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 36 seconds.