SB 246-1_ Filed 01/26/2012, 08:15

COMMITTEE REPORT




MADAM PRESIDENT:

    The Senate Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred Senate Bill No. 246, has had the same under consideration and begs leave to report the same back to the Senate with the recommendation that said bill be AMENDED as follows:

SOURCE: Page 1, line 12; (12)AM024602.1. -->     Page 1, line 12, delete "omnibus" and insert " trial".
    Page 2, delete lines 3 through 25, begin a new paragraph, and insert:
    " Sec. 4. If the prosecuting attorney does not comply with section 2 of this chapter, the prosecuting attorney may not introduce the laboratory report into evidence without the testimony of the person who conducted the test and prepared the laboratory report.
    Sec. 5. If the prosecuting attorney complies with section 2 of this chapter and the defendant does not comply with section 3 of this chapter, the defendant waives the right to confront and cross-examine the person who prepared the laboratory report.
".
    (Reference is to SB 246 as introduced.)

and when so amended that said bill do pass .

Committee Vote: Yeas 8, Nays 0.

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Senator Bray, Chairperson


AM 024602/DI 106    2012