Category: -Rules of Evidence

Rules of Evidence – Comment Period Closes May 27, 2021

URE0512. Victim Communications (AMEND). Clarifies that URE 510 applies to this rule. Disclosures of the following confidential communications will now waive the privilege: 1) disclosures required under Title 62A, Chapter 4a, Child and Family Services or UCA § 62A-3-305, 2) evidence of a victim being in clear and immediate danger to the victim’s self or others, and 3) evidence that the victim has committed a crime, plans to commit a crime, or intends to conceal a crime.

URE1101. Applicability of Rules (AMEND). Amends the committee note following State v. Weeks, 61 P.3d 1000. Clarifies that the Utah Rules of Evidence are inapplicable to proceedings for revoking probation, unless the court for good cause otherwise orders.

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Utah Rules of Evidence – Comment Period Closed April 15, 2018

URE0504 Lawyer – Client. Amended. The amendments to the rule define new terms and
amend existing terms and modify the statement of privilege.

URE0507 New.  A person receiving peer support services from a peer support team member has a privilege to refuse to disclose and to prevent another person from disclosing peer support communications.

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Rules of Evidence – Comment Period Closed October 3, 2016

URE 0412 Amend. Changes the classification of records described in subparagraph (c)(3) from sealed to protected.

URE 0504 Amend. The definition of “Representative of the client” has been revised to be more grammatically correct, and to clarify the application of the term “specifically authorized” in subparagraph (a)(4).

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URE 0616. Statements Made During Custodial Interrogations. New. Outlines the requirements for admissibility of statements made during custodial interrogations and provides exceptions.

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URE 803. Hearsay exceptions; availability of declarant immaterial. Amend. Adopts changes made to Federal Rule of Evidence 803(10).

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Utah Rules of Evidence Style Revision Project. Consistent with the restyling of the Federal Rules of Evidence, the language of these rules has been amended as part of the restyling of the Evidence Rules to make them more easily understood and to make style and terminology consistent throughout the rules. These changes are intended to be stylistic only. There is no intent to change any result in any ruling on evidence admissibility.
Comments are due November 16, 2011. The supreme court has approved an abbreviated comment period so that if the amendments ultimately are approved, they can be effective December 1, the same day as their federal counterparts.

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