OLR Bill Analysis

HB 6693

AN ACT CONCERNING COSTS INCURRED BY STATE RESIDENTS WHEN RESPONDING TO OUT-OF-STATE DISCOVERY REQUESTS.

SUMMARY:

This bill requires a party to an out-of-state probate proceeding or civil action to reimburse the reasonable costs of any non-party Connecticut-based witness from whom he or she subpoenas deposition testimony. This includes the cost of appearing at the deposition, producing documents and tangible objects, electronic discovery, and attorneys' fees. The bill does not stipulate a reimbursement mechanism.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2013

COMMITTEE ACTION

Judiciary Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

41

Nay

0

(04/19/2013)