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Florida Rules of Procedure

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Contains Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure Forms 3.988, 3.990, 3.991 and 3.992.

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Worker's Compensation (have been repealed)
See Amendments to the Florida Rules of Workers' Compensation Procedure, 891 So.2d 474 (Fla. 2004).
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Proposed Court Rule Amendments
CRIMINAL PROCEDURE RULES COMMITTEE
AND APPELLATE COURT RULES COMMITTEE
OUT-OF-CYCLE REPORT




The Criminal Procedure Rules Committee and the Appellate Court Rules Committee invite comments on the proposed rule amendments anticipated to be included in the Committees’ joint out-of-cycle report to address Chapter 2014-220, Laws of Florida, which came into effect July 1, 2014. The statutory amendments require the consideration of specified factors before determining if life imprisonment is an appropriate sentence for a juvenile offender convicted of certain offenses. Chapter 2014-220, Laws of Florida, also provides for sentence review proceedings to be conducted after a specified period of time by the original sentencing court for juvenile offenders convicted of certain offenses. Review the full text of the proposals. PDF document opens in new window


Interested persons have until March 1, 2015, to submit any comments, electronically, to Hon. Samantha Ward, Chair of the Criminal Procedure Rules Committee, at wardsl@fljud13.org, to Wendy Loquasto, Chair of the Appellate Court Rules Committee, at wendyloquasto@flappeal.com, and to the Bar staff liaison, Heather Telfer, at htelfer@flabar.org.

Rule /Form
Vote
Explanation
New Rule 3.781.
28-0
Creates a new rule to address Chapter 2014-220. The new rule delineates the process for consideration of a life sentence for juvenile offenders.
New Rule 3.802.
27-0
Creates a new rule to address Chapter 2014-220, Laws of Florida. The new rule details the process for sentencing review hearings for juvenile offenders sentenced to more than 15 years for specified offenses.
Rule 9.140.
46-0
References new rule 3.802 under orders appealable by the defendant in Rule 9.140(b)(1)(D).


Juvenile Rules 3-year Cycle Rule Changes
Request for comments and full page rule amendments for 2015 cycle. PDF document opens in new window

Juvenile Rules 8.870
The Juvenile Court Rules Committee has amended one of the rules in its three-year cycle proposal. PDF document opens in new window In accordance with Fla. R. Jud. Admin. 2.140, the amended rule is being noticed in the Florida Bar News and posted on The Florida Bar’s website. Anyone wishing to comment on this change may do so by directing comments to the Florida Supreme Court anytime before the date of oral argument, if any. The rules amendments will be filed on or before February 1, 2015.

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Guidelines for Rules Submissions

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Rules of Court Procedure Opinions

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[Revised: 02-09-2015]