§5-516. Taking testimony in another state

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Published: 2015

§5-516. Taking testimony in another state








(a). 
 
In a guardianship or protective proceeding, in addition to other procedures that may
be available, testimony of a witness who is located in another state may be offered
by deposition or other means allowable in this State for testimony taken in another
state. The court on its own motion may order that the testimony of a witness be taken
in another state and may prescribe the manner in which and the terms upon which the
testimony is to be taken.


[
2011, c. 564, §1 (NEW)
.]








(b). 
 
In a guardianship or protective proceeding, a court in this State may permit a witness
located in another state to be deposed or to testify by telephone or audiovisual or
other electronic means. A court of this State shall cooperate with the court of the
other state in designating an appropriate location for the deposition or testimony.


[
2011, c. 564, §1 (NEW)
.]








(c). 
 
Documentary evidence transmitted from another state to a court of this State by technological
means that do not produce an original writing may not be excluded from evidence on
an objection based on the best evidence rule.


[
2011, c. 564, §1 (NEW)
.]





SECTION HISTORY

2011, c. 564, §1 (NEW).
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