Amendments to the Rules of Criminal Procedure.

 
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The Florida Bar's Criminal Procedure Rules Committee has submitted to the Florida Supreme Court its regular-cycle report proposing amendments to the Florida Rules of Criminal 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 March 15 with a certificate of service verifying that a copy has been served on the committee chair, Judge Jon B. Morgan, 2 Courthouse Square, Rm. 6420, Kissimmee 34741-5487, ctjujm2@ocnjcc.org, and on the Bar staff liaison to the committee, Heather 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 rule 3.180 (Presence of Defendant), the certificate of service shall also verify that a copy has been served on the proponent of the amendments, George Pavlidakey, Sixth Judicial Circuit, Public Defender, 7530 Little Road, New Port Richey 34654-5598, georgepavlidakey@wearethehope.org. If comments are directed toward the proposed amendments to rule 3.213 (Continuing Incompetency to Proceed, Except Incompetency to Proceed with Sentencing: Disposition), the certificate of service shall also verify that a copy has been served on the proponent of the amendments, Lacey Kantor, Assistant General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, Department of Children and Families, 13 Winewood Boulevard, Bldg. 2, Rm. 204, Tallahassee 32399, lacey-kantor@myflfamilies.com. If comments are directed toward the proposed amendments to rule 3.220 (Discovery), the certificate of service shall also verify that a copy has been served on the proponent of the amendments, Dennis Strow, Chief, Williston Police Department, 5 Southwest 1st Avenue, Williston 32696-0160, dennis.strow@willistonpolice.org. If comments are directed toward the proposed amendments to rule 3.850 (Motion to Vacate, Set Aside, or Correct Sentence), the certificate of service shall also verify that a copy has been served on the proponent of the amendments, Chris Pratt, 701 8th Avenue W., Palmetto 34221, cprattpa@aol.com. If comments are directed toward proposed new rule 3.9876 (Motion for Correction of Sentence), the certificate of service shall also verify that a copy has been served on the proponent of the amendment, Judge James C. Hankinson, Chair of Criminal Court Steering, 301F Leon County Courthouse, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee 32301-1861, hankinsonj@leoncountyfl.gov. If comments are directed toward the proposed amendment to rule 3.989 (Affidavit, Petition, and Order to Expunge or Seal Forms), the certificate of service shall also verify that a copy has been served on the proponent of the amendment, John Pierce Booth, P.O. Box 419, Madison 32341-0419, pbooth20066@ gmail.com. The committee chair has until April 5 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 (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 may be, but is not required to be, filed via the Portal. Comments filed via the Portal must be submitted in Microsoft Word 97 or higher. See In re Electronic Filing in the Florida Supreme Court, Fla. Admin. Order No. AOSC17-27 (May 9, 2017). Any person...

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