Rule 101.Scope; Definitions.
(b)(2) ?criminal case? includes a criminalproceeding;
(b)(3) ?public office?includes a public agency;
(b)(4) ?record? includes a memorandum, report,or data compilation;
2011Advisory Committee Note. The language of this rule has been amendedas part of the restyling of the Evidence Rules to make them more easilyunderstood and to make style and terminology consistent throughout the rules.These changes are intended to be stylistic only. Thereis no intent to change any result in any ruling on evidence admissibility.
Rule 101adopts a general policy making the Rules of Evidence applicable in allinstances in courts of the state including situations previously governed bystatute, except to the extent that specific statutory provisions are expresslyretained. Rule 101 also rejects Lopes v. Lopes, 30 Utah 2d 393, 518 P.2d687 (1974) to the extent that it permits ad hoc development of special rules ofcourt inconsistent with these Rules of Evidence.
Theposition of the court in State v. Hansen, 588 P.2d 164 (Utah 1978) thatstatutory provisions of evidence law inconsistent with the rules will takeprecedence is rejected.