Bill Summary for H 173 (2015-2016)

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Mar 24 2015

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View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
House Bill 173 (Public) Filed Monday, March 9, 2015
AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS CRIMINAL LAWS FOR THE PURPOSE OF IMPROVING TRIAL COURT EFFICIENCY.
Intro. by Stam, Faircloth, Glazier, Turner.

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House amendment #2 makes the following changes to the second edition.

Amends Rule 803(6) of the Rules of Evidence found in GS Chapter 8C to allow a custodian of business records to authenticate such records by way of affidavit or by document under seal under Rule 902 of the Rules of Evidence made by the custodian in lieu of in-person testimony (previously, language allowed the custodian to authenticate by certification). Amends proposed language to require that the authentication of evidence by affidavit must be confined to the records of non-parties (was, required the method of authenticating evidence to be confined to the records of non-parties). 

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