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Expert witness bill clears Senate…on to House

1-21-2016  The Missouri Senate this morning, on a vote of 20-10, gave its approval to SB 591, sponsored by Sen. Mike Parson, a bill that would allow Missouri to join more than 40 other states and the federal government in using federal standards for determining whether a witness is an expert or not in court proceedings.

“Associated Industries of Missouri has long supported this legislative change and we greatly appreciate the quick action on the bill, led by sponsor Sen. Mike Parson, and Senate leadership,” said Ray McCarty, president and CEO of Associated Industries of Missouri. “Common sense dictates that Missouri use a standard in evaluating expert witnesses that is used in most state courts and federal courts.”

The bill now moves to the Missouri House for further action.

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