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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Worker's Compensation (have been repealed)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

Cycle Report Amendments for the Criminal Procedure Rules Committee
The Criminal Procedure Rules Committee invites comments on the proposed rule amendments anticipated to be included in the Committee’s 2015 Three-year Cycle Report. The full text of the proposals can be found on The Florida Bar’s website at www.FloridaBar.org. Interested persons have until August 15, 2014, to submit any comments, electronically, to Hon. Samantha Ward, incoming chair, at wardsl@fljud13.org, and to the Bar staff liaison, Heather Telfer, at htelfer@flabar.org.

Juvenile Rules 3-year Cycle Rule Changes
Request for comments and full page rule amendments for 2015 cycle.

Traffic Court Rules Committee 2015 Cycle Report
The Traffic Court Rules Committee invites comment on proposed three-year cycle amendments to the Florida Rules of Traffic Court shown below. The full text of the proposals can be found on The Florida Bar’s website at www.FloridaBar.org. Interested persons have until August 1, 2014, to submit comments electronically to Lee Francis Carney, Chair, at leecarney418@gmail.com, and to the Bar staff liaison, Josine Blackwell, at jblackwell@flabar.org

Criminal Procedures Rules Committee Out-Of-Cycle Report Postconviction Forms
The Criminal Procedure Rules Committee invites comments on the proposed rule amendments anticipated to be included in the Committee’s out-of-cycle report on postconviction forms. The full text of the proposals can be found on The Florida Bar’s website at www.FloridaBar.org. Interested persons have until July25, 2014, to submit any comments, electronically, to Hon. Samantha Ward, chair, at wardsl@fljud13.org, and to the Bar staff liaison, Heather Telfer, at htelfer@flabar.org.
Rule /Form
Vote
Explanation
RULE 3.800.
26-0
Amends subdivision (a) and creates a process for addressing successive motions for correction, reduction, and modification of sentences.
RULE 3.984.
25-1
Removes “to the best of my knowledge” from the attestation clause to be consistent with other Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure.
RULE 3.987.
26-0
Amends the form to require that a motion for postconviction relief be submitted on white paper. Removes the unnotarized oath to conform to the recent amendments to Florida Rule of Criminal 3.850. Requires that claims of newly discovered evidence must be supported by affidavits attached to the motion. Delineates the oath requirements to conform to recent amendments to Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.850.
NEW RULE 3.9875.
21-1
Creates a model form, with instructions, for motions for jail credit.
RULE 3.993.
21-0
Requires e-mail addresses to conform to Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.516, Service of Pleadings and Documents.

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Guidelines for Rules Submissions

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Rules of Court Procedure Opinions

Florida Supreme Court opinions External Link

Florida Standard Jury Instructions External Link
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[Revised: 10-27-2014]