Expert witnesses; literature designations. (SB983)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Expert witnesses; literature designations. Provides that a statement contained in published treatises, periodicals, or pamphlets previously designated as literature to be introduced during direct examination through an expert witness need not have been relied on by the expert at the time he formed his opinion in order for the statement to be read into evidence at trial. This bill is a recommendation of the Boyd-Graves Conference. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/08/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13
01/08/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100772D
01/08/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2013Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/15/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2013Read second time and engrossed
01/17/2013Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2013Placed on Calendar
01/25/2013Read first time
01/25/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/07/2013Assigned Courts sub: #2 Civil
02/11/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/15/2013Reported from Courts of Justice (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2013Read second time
02/20/2013Read third time
02/20/2013Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/20/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2013Enrolled
02/23/2013Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB983ER)
02/23/2013Signed by President
02/23/2013Signed by Speaker
03/14/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 379 (effective 7/1/13)
03/14/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0379)

Video

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 30 seconds.