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Public Policy Bill Position Detail
Session: 2013-2014
Bill: HB5383
Sponsor: Lauwers, Dan
Title: The Code of Criminal Procedure, Expert Witness Testimony Concerning Chemical Testing

Criminal procedure; evidence; expert witness testimony concerning chemical testing and custody of evidence by video communication; allow at preliminary examination and trial for certain prosecutions, and provide for release subject to conditions reasonably necessary for the protection of the public under certain circumstances. Amends sec. 1, ch. III, sec. 6b, ch. V & sec. 22, ch. VIII of 1927 PA 175 (MCL 763.1 et seq.).

Positions:

    Criminal Law Section
    Oppose and Amend : View Position PDF

    State Bar of Michigan
    Oppose the bill because it limits judicial discretion and denies the presumption of innocence by denying bond, but support the provision that would allow experts to testify for bind over purposes via video. (Position adopted by roll call vote: Commissioners voting in favor of the position: Allen, Barnes, Brake, Brown, Buchanan, Buiteweg, Burns, Costello, Einhorn, Gilmer, Gobbo, Grieco, Haroutunian, Irons, Ludden, McGinnis, Nolan, Olsman, Pero, Radke, Riordan, Rockwell, Rombach, Shovein, Siriani, Ulrich, Williams. Commissioners abstaining from voting: Cunningham.)

    Criminal Jurisprudence & Practice Committee
    Oppose : View Position PDF

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