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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Worker's Compensation (have been repealed)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 Three-Year Cycle Report Additional Amendments
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 PDF document opens in new window.The full text of the proposals can be found on The Florida Bar’s website. Interested persons should file comments with the Florida Supreme Court, after the report has been filed. The Three-year Cycle Report will be filed no later than February 1, 2015. Any comments should also be submitted, 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 3.172.
29-0
In response to comments, the Committee approved additional, clarifying, amendments to the proposed three-year cycle amendments. The amendments clarify the immigration consequences; allows for more time to consult counsel regarding immigration consequences; and requires the court to determine, should the plea result in a negative immigration consequence whether the defendant wants to move forward with the plea.
RULE 3.300.
29-0
In response to comment, the Committee approved additional, clarifying, amendments to define “parties” as the prosecution and defense. Requires that juror voir dire questionnaires be filed under seal to protect the sensitive information contained within the questionnaires. Requires that the trial judge provide the questionnaires to the prosecution and defense upon request.
RULE 3.851.
29-0
The Committee revokes its proposed amendments to Rule 3.851 in light of the Criminal Court Steering Committee’s amendments to the same subdivision.
RULE 3.852.
29-0
The Committee revokes its proposed amendments to Rule 3.852 in light of the Criminal Court Steering Committee’s amendments to the same subdivision.
RULE 3.984.
29-0
Amends the form to restrict the applicant’s driver’s license or identification number to the last four digits to comply with Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.425, Minimization of the Filing of Sensitive Information. The Committee originally proposed removing the requirement for a telephone number in this form. In response to comment, the Committee approved maintaining the telephone number requirement.


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 PDF document opens in new window resolving the conflict between language in the Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure that permits a rehearing to be “deemed denied” without the filing of a signed, written order and rendition as defined in Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.020(i). The full text of the proposals can be found on The Florida Bar’s website. Interested persons have until December 15, 2014, 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
Rule 3.192.
29-0
Requires the filing of a signed written order to trigger rendition. Amendments resolve a conflict between the language that permits a rehearing to be “deemed denied” and rendition in Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.020(i).
Rule 3.800.
29-0
Amends subdivisions (b)(1)(B) and (c) to require the entry of a signed written order to trigger rendition. The language in subdivision (b)(2)(B) is rephrased to clarify that if the trial court does not file an order ruling on the motion to correct a sentencing error within 60 days, the motion shall be deemed denied. This applies to motions filed pending appeal, but not to motions filed prior to appeal.
Rule 3.850.
29-0
Requires the entry of a signed written order to trigger rendition. Clarifies whether a motion to vacate, set aside, or correct sentence, was dismissed for cause or for lack of jurisdiction.


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

Juvenile Rules 8.870
The Juvenile Court Rules Committee has amended one of the rules in its three-year cycle proposal. 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

Florida Supreme Court opinions External Link

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[Revised: 11-13-2014]