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Summary: Some parties have expressed concerns about the increase of pre-suit depositions by inmates which would normally be disposed of as frivolous. HB 2442 places additional procedural requirements on pre-suit depositions to prevent abuse.
Analysis: Inmates abusing the deposition system costs the taxpayers money. Additionally, depositions take time to resolve. Some depositions by inmates are legitimate. However, some are frivolous. HB 2442 is a good step toward preventing abuse of the deposition system by inmates. In addition to preventing frivolous depositions, this will allow the judicial system to deal more effectively with legitimate depositions. This does not prevent an inmate from filing a legitimate deposition, rather it creates a process for weeding out those that are frivolous. For these reasons, TPPA recommends voting yes on HB 2442.