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SB-774 Evidence: opinion testimony.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 02/20/2021 04:00 AM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 774


Introduced by Senator Hertzberg

February 19, 2021


An act to amend Section 800 of the Evidence Code, relating to evidence.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 774, as introduced, Hertzberg. Evidence: opinion testimony.
Existing law limits the types of opinion testimony from a witness who is not testifying as an expert.
This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to that provision.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 800 of the Evidence Code is amended to read:

800.
 If a witness is not testifying as an expert, his the witness’s testimony in the form of an opinion is limited to such an opinion as is permitted by law, including but not limited to an opinion that is:
(a) Rationally based on the perception of the witness; and
(b) Helpful to a clear understanding of his the witness’s testimony.