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House Bill 1197

House Bill 1197

ARCHIVE (2004)

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DIGEST OF HB1197 (Updated February 26, 2004 11:32 am - DI 84)

Admissibility of videotape of protected persons. Expands the class of criminal cases in which an individual's statement or videotape may be admissible to include certain crimes committed against an individual who is at least 18 years of age and considered a protected person because of the individual's incapacity to manage or direct the management of the individual's property or to provide or direct the provision of the individual's self care . Provides that a statement or videotape made by the protected person is admissible in certain criminal trials if: (1) the statement or videotape is reliable; and (2) the individual either testifies at trial or is unavailable.
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