HB17-1032 - First Responder Peer Support Testimony Privilege

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning the evidentiary privilege for communications made during the provision of certain peer support services.

Under current law, peer support team members for certain first responders and a first responder may not be required to testify about communications made during the peer support process without the first responder's consent. The bill clarifies that the communication need not be during an individual peer support meeting.

Under current law, there is an exception to the privilege if the information provided to the peer support team member indicates certain actual or suspected crimes. The bill adds crimes against at-risk persons to the list of crimes.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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Senate Committees

Latest update: March 16, 2017
03/16/2017 - Governor Signed
03/08/2017 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
03/08/2017 - Signed by the President of the Senate
03/08/2017 - Sent to the Governor
03/03/2017 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/02/2017 - Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/27/2017 - Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
02/03/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
02/02/2017 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/01/2017 - House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
01/26/2017 - House Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
01/11/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary