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Rules of Evidence

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

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Rules of Evidence

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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Rules of Evidence

URE 0701. Opinion testimony by lay witnesses. Amend. Adds to the required grounds for opinion testimony by a lay witness that the opinion is not based on specialized knowledge within the scope of Rule 702.
URE 0703 Bases of opinion testimony by experts. Amend. Prohibits inadmissible data used to form an expert opinion from being disclosed to the jury unless the probative value substantially outweighs the prejudicial effect.

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Rules of Evidence

URE 0509. News reporters. New. Creates a privilege for news reporters. This proposed rule is being published for comment a second time. The only change from the first publication is in section (b).

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Rules of Evidence

URE 0404. Character evidence not admissible to prove conduct; exceptions; other crimes. Amend. Establishes the conditions for admission of evidence of similar crimes in child molestation cases.

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Rules of Evidence

URE 0509. News reporters. New. Creates a privilege for news reporters. Proposed effective date: November 1, 2007.
URE 0702. Testimony by experts. Amend. Preserves and clarifies differences between the Utah and federal approaches to expert testimony. Proposed effective date: November 1, 2007.

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Rules of Evidence

URE 416. Violation of traffic code not admissible. New. Limits admissibility of violation of some traffic code provisions. Effective March 1, 2006. Approved as an expedited amendment under Rule 11-101(6)(F). Subject to further change after comment period.
Supreme Court Order.

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Utah Rules of Evidence

URE 702. Testimony by experts. Repeal and Reenact. Adopts for Utah the federal rule of evidence governing testimony by expert witnesses.

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