2006 Kansas Code - 60-456

      60-456.   Testimony in form of opinion. (a) If the witness is not testifying as an expert his or her testimony in the form of opinions or inferences is limited to such opinions or inferences as the judge finds (a) may be rationally based on the perception of the witness and (b) are helpful to a clearer understanding of his or her testimony.

      (b)   If the witness is testifying as an expert, testimony of the witness in the form of opinions or inferences is limited to such opinions as the judge finds are (1) based on facts or data perceived by or personally known or made known to the witness at the hearing and (2) within the scope of the special knowledge, skill, experience or training possessed by the witness.

      (c)   Unless the judge excludes the testimony he or she shall be deemed to have made the finding requisite to its admission.

      (d)   Testimony in the form of opinions or inferences otherwise admissible under this article is not objectionable because it embraces the ultimate issue or issues to be decided by the trier of the fact.

      History:   L. 1963, ch. 303, 60-456; Jan. 1, 1964.
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