Amendments to the appellate court rules.

 
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The Florida Bar's Appellate Court Rules Committee has submitted to the Florida Supreme Court a regular-cycle report proposing a number of amendments to the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure. The court invites all interested persons to comment on the proposed amendments, which are summarized below and reproduced in full online at www.floridasupremecourt.org/decisions/proposed.shtml. All comments must be filed with the court on or before April 3, with a certificate of service verifying that a copy has been served on Committee Chair Kristin A. Norse, P.O. Box 3396, Tampa 33601-3396, knorse@kmflaw.com, and on the Bar staff liaison to the committee, Heather Savage Telfer, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300, htelfer@floridabar.org, as well as a separate request for oral argument if the person filing the comment wishes to participate in oral argument which may be scheduled in this case. Further, if comments are directed toward the proposed amendments to rules 9.110 (Appeal Proceedings to Review Final Orders of Lower Tribunals and Orders Granting New Trial in Jury and Non-Jury Cases) or 9.360 (Parties), the certificate of service shall also verify that a copy has been served on the proponent of the amendments Judge Chris W. Altenbernd. 4221 W. Boy Scout Blvd.. Suite 1000. Tampa 336075780, CAltenbernd@carltonfields.com. If comments are directed toward the proposed amendments to rules 9.140 (Appeal Proceedings in Criminal Cases) subdivisions (d)(1) or (f)(2), or 9.200 (The Record) subdivision (b)(1), the certificate of service shall also verify that a copy has been served on the proponent of the amendments Amy Singer Borman, 15th Judicial Circuit, 205 N. Dixie Hwy, FL 5, West Palm Beach 33401-4522, abomian@pbcgov.org. If comments are directed toward the proposed amendments to 9.141 (Review Proceedings in Collateral or Postconviction Criminal Cases) subdivision (b)(2), the certificate of service shall also verify that a copy has been served on the proponent of the amendment Lonn Weissblum, Clerk of the Court, Fourth District Court of Appeal, 1525 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., West Palm Beach 33401, WeissblumL@flcourts.org. If comments are directed toward the proposed amendments to rule 9.170 (Appeal Proceedings in Probate and Guardianship Cases) subdivision (c), or 9.210 (Briefs) subdivisions (a)(6) or (f), the certificate of service shall also verify that a copy has been served on the proponent of the amendments Robert J. Hauser, 120 South Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach 33401, hauser@pankauskilawfirm.com. If comments are directed toward the proposed amendments to 9.331 (Determination of Causes in a District Court of Appeal En Banc) subdivision (a), the certificate of service shall also verify that a copy has been served on the proponent of the amendment Judge Douglas Alan Wallace, Second District Court of Appeal, 170 N. Tampa Street, Tampa 33602-2606, wallaced@ flcourts.org. If comments are directed toward the proposed amendments to rule 9.800 (Uniform Citation System), the certificate of service shall also verify that a copy has been served on the proponents of the amendments Elizabeth Wilson Neiberger.l SE 3rd Ave.. Suite 2200. Miami 33131-1716. eneiberger@ bmolaw.com; Steven Eric Kolbert. 445 Massachusetts Ave. NE. #150-114. Washington D.C. 20001-2621. steve.kolbert@gmail.com; Zachary Wells Lombardo, One Tampa City Center, 201 N. Franklin St., Suite 2700. Tampa 33602-5816. zlombardo@bmolaw.com; and David J. Brunell, General Counsel's Office. Univ. of Central Florida. P.O. Box 160015. Orlando 32816-0015. david.brunell@ucf.edu. The chair has until April 24, 2017, to file a response to any comments filed with the court. If filed by an attorney in good standing with The Florida Bar, the comment must be electronically filed via the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal in accordance with In re Electronic Filing in the Supreme Court of Florida via the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal Fla. Admin. Order No. AOSC13-7 (Feb. 18,2013). If filed by a nonlawyer or a lawyer not licensed to practice in Florida, the comment must be electronically filed via e-mail in accordance with In re Mandatory Submission of Electronic Copies of Documents, Fla. Admin. Order No. AOSC04-84 (Sept. 13, 2004). Electronically filed documents must be submitted in Microsoft Word 97 or higher. Any person unable to submit a comment electronically must mail or hand-deliver the originally signed comment to the Florida Supreme Court. Office of the Clerk. 500 South Duval Street. Tallahassee" 32399-1927; no additional copies are required or will be accepted.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA IN RE: AMENDMENTS TO THE FLORIDA RULES OF APPELLATE PROCEDURE--2017 REGULAR-CYCLE REPORT. CASE NO. SC17-152 Rule/Form Explanation Rule 9.010 Amended to move language from subdivision (h) (Effective Date "Applicability of Florida Rules of Judicial and Scope) Administration" of Rule 9.020 (Definitions) to this rule as the language is more applicable in the "Scope" rule rather than the "Definitions" rule. Changes rule title to "Effective Date; Scope; Applicability of Florida Rules of Judicial Administration." Rule 9.020 Removes hyphen in "non-final" for consistency (Definitions) throughout the rules set. Moves the contents of subdivision (h) from Rule 9.020 to Rule 9.010. Renumbers remaining subdivisions. Substantive reorganization of the "rendition" subdivision. Renumber subdivision (i) "Rendition (of an Order)" as subdivision (h). Creates new subdivisions (h)(l)(A)-(h)(l)(I) to detail the motions that can toll rendition. New subdivisions (h)(2)(A)-(h)(2)(C) detail the effect of motions tolling rendition. The subdivision...

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