Code & Rules Of Evidence
The scope and function of the Code and Rules of Evidence Committee is not the same as other standing "rules" committees of The Florida Bar. This is because the law of evidence is established by the legislature and codified in the Florida Statutes rather than promulgated as rules of procedure by the Florida Supreme Court. Therefore, the committee does not strictly follow the procedure for amending rules as set forth in Judicial Administration Rule 2.140. Instead, the committee's primary focus is on proposed legislation; rule amendments are proposed only as a technical matter to ensure that the Supreme Court's Rules of Evidence comport with the code, Chapter 90, Florida Statutes.
See the Rules of Procedure page for full text of the rules and any proposed amendments.
The Code and Rules of Evidence Committee (“CREC”) is currently considering whether to recommend to the Florida Supreme Court that it adopt chapter 2013-107, Laws of Florida, to the extent it is procedural. Chapter 2013-107 amended sections 90.702 and 90.704 of the Florida Evidence Code. CREC welcomes thoughtful, useful input concerning the recommendation it should make. Please send comments by e-mail to each of the following by October 6, 2014:
Timothy M. Moore
Chair, Code and Rules of Evidence Committee
Peter Sartes, II
Staff Contact Ellen Sloyer