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22-2902a. Preliminary examination; admissibility of report of forensic examiner. At any preliminary examination in which the results of a forensic examination, analysis, comparison or identification prepared by the Kansas bureau of investigation, the federal bureau of investigation, the bureau of alcohol, tobacco and firearms of the United States department of the treasury, the state secretary of health and environment, the sheriff's department of Johnson, Shawnee or Sedgwick county, the police department of the cities of Overland Park, Topeka or Wichita, the Sedgwick county regional forensic science center, the drug enforcement administration, the air force of the United States, the navy of the United States, the army of the United States, the Missouri southern state college regional crime laboratory, Bethany medical center, inc. located in Kansas City, Kansas, the Kansas City, Kansas community college forensic laboratory or the Kansas City, Missouri regional crime laboratory are to be introduced as evidence, the report, or a copy of the report, of the findings of the forensic examiner shall be admissible into evidence in the preliminary examination in the same manner and with the same force and effect as if the forensic examiner who performed such examination, analysis, comparison or identification and prepared the report thereon had testified in person.

History: L. 1974, ch. 243, § 1; L. 1975, ch. 199, §1; L. 1982, ch. 143, § 1; L. 1984, ch. 130, § 2; L. 1986, ch. 132, § 1; L. 1989, ch. 99, § 1; L. 1996, ch. 224, § 2; L. 1997, ch. 71, § 1; L. 2001, ch. 68, § 1; Apr. 12.

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