Introduced by Rep. Paul Condino D- on August 8, 2007
To revise the law allowing a prisoner to appeal his or her conviction on the basis evidence generated by new DNA testing technology. The bill would eliminate the Jan. 1, 2009 sunset of that law, allow more prisoners to appeal, give courts greater discretion in authorizing DNA testing in such cases, and ease the requirements a prisoner must meet to be allowed an appeal. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on August 8, 2007
Reported in the House on March 19, 2008
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on March 20, 2008
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 20, 2008
Amendment offered by Rep. Paul Condino D- on March 20, 2008
To clarify certain technical requirements in the bill.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 20, 2008