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SB20-088

Evidentiary Rules When Interference With Witness

Concerning evidentiary rules when a defendant interferes with a witness.
Session:
2020 Regular Session
Subjects:
Courts & Judicial
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Bill Summary

Under an opinion of the Colorado supreme court, if a party to a criminal case wrongfully procures the unavailability of a witness, evidence that the witness may have been able to offer is still inadmissible if it constitutes hearsay evidence. The bill provides that such a party forfeits the right to object to the admissibility of evidence of the witness based on hearsay and that such evidence is admissible.


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

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Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. R. Fields
Rep. D. Roberts, Rep. M. Soper

Sponsor

Co-sponsor

Sen. J. Cooke, Sen. B. Gardner, Sen. J. Ginal, Sen. V. Marble, Sen. K. Priola, Sen. J. Tate

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