SB70 (2017) Detail

Relative to disclosure of expert testimony in civil cases.


SB 70  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0780

06/09

 

SENATE BILL 70

 

AN ACT relative to disclosure of expert testimony in civil cases.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Sen. Feltes, Dist 15; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Rep. Hynes, Hills. 21; Rep. McBeath, Rock. 26

 

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires all expert witnesses to be disclosed, and all reports concerning their testimony to be filed, before any expert witness may be deposed.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0780

06/09

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to disclosure of expert testimony in civil cases.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Disclosure of Expert Testimony in Civil Cases; Sequence of Disclosures and Reports.  Amend RSA 516:29-b, IV to read as follows:

IV.  The deposition of any person who has been identified as an expert whose opinions may be presented at trial, and whose testimony has been the subject of a report under this section, shall not be conducted until after such report has been provided.  No expert witness shall be deposed until all parties have disclosed their expert witnesses and any written reports required by this section have been issued.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2018.

Links

SB70 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 24, 2017 Senate Hearing
Feb. 16, 2017 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB70 Revision: 1301 Date: Jan. 24, 2017, 9:19 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 5, 2017 Introduced 01/05/2017 and Referred to Judiciary; SJ 4
Jan. 24, 2017 Hearing: 01/24/2017, Room 100, SH, 10:20 am; SC 7
Feb. 16, 2017 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate, 02/16/2017; SC 10
Feb. 16, 2017 Inexpedient to Legislate, MA, VV === BILL KILLED ===; 02/16/2017; SJ 6