Allows defendants who have been charged with a class A misdemeanor or felony to depose a witness by oral examination before their preliminary hearing. It also requires the probable cause that a prosecutor must establish to bind over the charges in a preliminary hearing not to be based solely on hearsay. The ACLU supports the significant due process this bill would provide to defendants, and we are hopeful it might also potentially reduce mass incarceration.

Sponsors

Sen. Todd D. Weiler (R - 8)

Status

Active

Session

2023

Bill number

Position

Support