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2009 House Bill 396: Increase Suspect Identification Requirements for Crime Victims
Introduced by Sen. Joseph Cervantes (D) on January 28, 2009 To require crime victims and other eyewitnesses to attempt identifying suspects by viewing a lineup of persons instead of photos, with only an administrator present, and allow the suspects to have their attorneys present.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Consumers and Public Affairs Committee on January 28, 2009
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on February 13, 2009
Substitute offered in the House on March 5, 2009 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance of the bill as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on March 5, 2009
Reported in the House on March 5, 2009
Passed 34 to 31 in the House on March 6, 2009.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To require crime victims and other eyewitnesses to attempt identifying suspects by viewing a lineup of persons instead of photos, with only an administrator present, and allow the suspects to have their attorneys present.
Received in the Senate on March 7, 2009
Referred to the Senate Public Affairs Committee on March 7, 2009
Referred to the Senate Judicary Committee on March 14, 2009
Reported in the Senate on March 19, 2009

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