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 R-14-0022

 Order amending Rule 39(b), Rules of Criminal Procedure on an expedited basis, (victims' rights). Comments due September 26, 2014.

 June 11, 2014
 R-13-0009 Order amending Rules 32.5 and 41, Form 25, Rules of Criminal Procedure, (excludes counsel from requirement of certifying that “every ground known” is included in PCR petition)  January 1, 2014
 R-13-0004 Order amending Rule 15.8, Rules of Criminal Procedure, (sanctions for prosecutor’s failure to disclose material information prior to withdrawal of plea offer) on an expedited basis effective January 1, 2014.  This matter is re-opened for public comment.  Comments due May 20, 2014.  January 1, 2014
 R-13-0032 Order amending  Rule 41, Forms 18(a) and 18(b), Rules of Criminal Procedure (defense counsel avowal in plea agreements)  January 1, 2014
 R-13-0022 Order amending Rule 47(a)(3), Rules of Civil Procedure, and Rule 18.6(b), Rules of Criminal Procedure (jurors’ oaths)  January 1, 2014
 R-13-0015 Order amending  Rule 12.9, Rules of Criminal Procedure  (time for State to act after motion for new finding of probable cause is granted)  January 1, 2014
 R-13-0010 Order amending Rule 32.4, Rules of Criminal Procedure (increasing time for filing capital case PCR petition)  January 1, 2014
 R-12-0036 Order amending Rule 7.6, Rules of Criminal Procedure (bond forfeiture procedures)  January 1, 2014
 R-12-0004 Order amending Rules 2.3(b) and 31.13(c), Rules of Criminal Procedure, Rule 106, Rules of Procedure for the Juvenile Court, and Rules 111 and 123(g), Rules of the Supreme Court (victims’ names)  September 1, 2013
 R-12-0016 Order amending Rules 38.1(c), comment to Rule 38.1, & Rule 38.2(a), and comment to Rule 38.2, Rules of Criminal Procedure (eliminate unnecessary superior court involvement in deferred prosecutions in justice court)  January 1, 2013
R-12-0009 Order amending Rule 32.5 & Form 25, Rules of Criminal Procedure (resolve inconsistency between Rule 32.5 & Form 25 regarding verification of PCR petition)  January 1, 2013
 R-12-0003 Order amending Rule 123, Rules of the Supreme Court & Rule 2.3, Rules Criminal Procedure (access to judicial records)  January 1, 2013
 R-11-0045 Order amending Rule 31.19(h), Rules Criminal Procedure & Rules 4(a), 15(a), & 23(h), Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure (correct oversights in previous amendments relating to e-filing)  January 1, 2013
 R-11-0040  

Order amending Rule 18.3, Rules of Criminal Procedure (delete portion of comment relating to juror biographical information)

 January 1, 2013
R-11-0021 Order amending Rules 8.4 and 32.10, Rules of Criminal Procedure, adopted on a permanent basis, as amended July 20, 2011

December 13, 2011 

 R-10-0035 Amended Order amending Rules of Evidence and Rule 17.4(f), Rules of Criminal Procedure  January 1, 2012
 R-11-0011 Order amending Rules 31.13, 31.18 & 31.19, Rules of Criminal Procedure and  Rules 13, 22 & 23, Rules Civil Appellate Procedure  January 1, 2012
 R-10-0037 Order amending Rule 17.1(a) & adopting Form 28(a) in Rule 41, Rules of Criminal Procedure  January 1, 2012
 R-10-0026     Order amending Rule 11.3, Rules of Criminal Procedure, adopted on a permanent basis  July 29, 2010
R-11-0021        Order amending Rules 8.4 and 32.10, Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure, on an emergency basis.  July 20, 2011
R-09-0037 Order amending Rule 10.2, Rules of Criminal Procedure (change of judge in capital case)  January 1, 2011
R-10-0012 Order amending Rule 8.2(a)(4), Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure  January 1, 2011
R-10-0010 Order promulgating new Rule 32.10, Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure, and renumbering current Rule 32.10 as Rule 32.11  January 1, 2011
R-10-0010

Amended Order promulgating new Rule 32.10, Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure and renumbering current Rule 32.10 as Rule 32.11

 January 1, 2011
R-10-0005  Order adopting an amendment to Rule 31.15(b), Rules of Criminal Procedure  January 1, 2011 
R-10-0003     Order amending Rule 13.1(c), Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure  January 1, 2011
R-09-0033 Order amending Rule 6.8(c), Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure  January 1, 2011
R-09-0032 Order amending Rule 31.13(f), Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure  January 1, 2011
R-09-0029 Order amending Rules 3.2, 4.2, 7.5, 14.3, 26.10 and Form 3(a), Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure, and the Arizona Traffic Ticket and Complaint Form, Exhibit A, Rules of Procedure in Traffic and Boating Cases  January 1, 2010
R-09-0028 Order amending Rules 11.5 and 11.6, Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure, adopted on a permanent basis

 September 30, 2009

R-10-0026 Order amending Rule 11.3, Rules of Criminal Procedure, on an emergency basis. Public comment period to follow, comments due May 20, 2011. July 29, 2010
R-09-0034 Amending Rule 13.1(c), Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure November 10, 2009
R-08-0039 Corrective Order Amending Rule 123, Rules of the Supreme Court, Rule 2.3, AZ Rules of Criminal Procedure, and adding Rule 5(f), Rules of Civil Procedure January 1, 2010
R-08-0039 Order Amending Rule 123, Rules of the Supreme Court, Rule 2.3, AZ Rules of Criminal Procedure, and adding Rule 5(f), Rules of Civil Procedure January 1, 2010
R-09-0029 Order Amending Rules 3.2, 4.2, 7.5, 14.3, 26.10 and Form 3(a), Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure, and the Arizona Traffic Ticket and Complaint Form, Exhibit A, Rules of Procedure in Traffic Cases and Boating Cases. Public comment period to follow, comments due May 20, 2010. January 1, 2010
R-09-0028
Order Amending Rule 11.5 and 11.6, Rules of Criminal Procedure, on an emergency basis. Public comment period to follow, comments due May 20, 2010.
September 30, 2009
R-09-0025 Order Amending Rules 6(e) and 35(c), Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure, and Rule 1.3, Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure January 1, 2010
R-08-0042 Order Amending Rule 32.7, Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure January 1, 2010
R-08-0041 Order Amending Rule 6.3, Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure January 1, 2010
R-08-0037 Order Amending Rule 39, Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure January 1, 2010
R-06-0016 Order Amending Rule 1.6, Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure. January 1, 2010
R-08-0026 Order Amending Rule 2 and Rule 28.2, Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure. January 1, 2009
R-08-0024 Order Amending Rule 27.4, Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure. January 1, 2009
R-08-0019 Order Amending Rule 23 and 28, Arizona Rules of Procedure for the Juvenile Court, and Rule 7.3 and 7.5, Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure January 1, 2010
R-08-0007 Order Amending Rules 16.1(b), and 16.4, Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure January 1, 2009
R-08-0002 Order Amending Rules 18.5, 18.6, 22.1, and 22.5, Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure and Rules 39(d), 47(b), and 51(a), Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure. January 1, 2009
R-07-0025 Order Amending Rule 31.25(b), Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure. January 1, 2009
R-07-0019 Order Adopting Rule 15.1(i), Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure. January 1, 2009
R-07-0014 Order Amending Rules 31.19 and 31.25, Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure, Rules 16 and 23, Arizona Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure. January 1, 2009
R-07-0003 Order Adopting on a permanent basis, as amended, to Rules 4.2, 7.2, 7.4. 27.7, and 31.6, Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure. September 26, 2008
R-07-0006 Order Amending Rules 27.12 and 40, Rules of Criminal Procedure, and Rule 28, Rules of Procedure for the Juvenile Court, IN FINAL FORM December 14, 2007
R-07-0006 Order Amending Rule 8.4 and Promulgating Rules 27.12 and 40, Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure, with a comment period to follow. Comments are due November 1, 2007. September 5, 2007
R-07-0004 Order Amending Rule 20, Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure. January 1, 2008
R-07-0003 Order Continuing Emergency Adoption and Reopening Public Comment Period Relating to Rules 4.2, 7.2, 7.4, 27.7 and 31.6, and Forms 4(a) and 4(b), Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure. IT IS ORDERED that these amendments shall be continued in effect on an emergency basis until further order of the Court. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this matter shall be reopened for additional comment in accordance with Rule 28(c), Rules of the Supreme Court, until May 20, 2008.
July 3, 2007
R-07-0003 Order Amending Rules 4.2, 7.2, 7.4, 27.7 and 31.6, and Forms 4(a) and 4(b), Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED rescinding Administrative Order 07-0030, effective July 3, 2007.
July 3, 2007
R-06-0028 Order Amending Rule 28.1(b), Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure and Rules 94(h) and 124(c)(2), Rules of the Supreme Court.
January 1, 2008
R-06-0012 Order Making Permanent Amendments to Rules 31.27 and 32.10, Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure, having been adopted on an emergency basis pursuant to Rule 28(G), Rules of the Supreme Court, by Order dated September 18, 2006, are hereby made permanent. Signed Order and text from September 2006 Rules Agenda. Click Here
Sept., 18, 2006
R-06-0001 Order Amending Rule 7.1(f)(4), Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure.
January 1, 2008
R-03-0029
Corrective Order
Order Correcting A Previous Order Promulgating Rule 40, Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure, and Amending the Forms Appended to The Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure and Certain of the Comments to the Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure, effective January 1, 2008. (CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE LIST OF FORMS AND THE AMENDED CRIMINAL RULE FORMS)
January 1, 2008
R-03-0029 Order Promulgating Rule 40, Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure, and Amending the Forms Appended to the Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure and Certain of the Comments to the Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure.
January 1, 2008
R-07-0003 Order Amending Rules 4.2, 7.2, 7.4, 27.7 and 31.6, and Forms 4(a) and 4(b), Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure. Approved on an emergency basis effective as of July 3, 2007, with a comment period to follow. Comments due August 10, 2007.
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July 3, 2007

Comments due August 10, 2007

R-06-0012 Order Amending Rules 31.27 and 32.10, Rules of Criminal Procedure, be amended on an emergency basis pursuant to Rule 28(G), Rules of the Supreme Court. This matter shall be open for public comment until May 20, 2007.
Sept., 18, 2006
R-05-0031 Order Amending Rule 6.8, Rules of Criminal Procedure.
January 1, 2007
R-05-0030 Order Amending Rules 4(d) and 58(b), Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 7.6, 10.1, 16.3, 26.7, 32.5, 32.9, 35.5, 35.6 and 35.7, Rules of Criminal Procedure, Rule 7, Rules of Procedure for Special Actions, Rule 12(c), Superior Court Rules of Appellate Procedure - Civil, and Rule 1(C), Rules of Procedure for the Juvenile Court; and Deleting Rule 74(d), Rules of Procedure for the Juvenile Court.
January 1, 2007
R-05-0012 Order Amending Rules 1.3 and 35.5, Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure.
June 1, 2006
Order and Text Amending Rule 4, Arizona Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure, and Rule 31.21, Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure Nunc Pro Tunc. October 12, 2005
Order and Text Amending Rule 1, Post Conviction Form No. 1, and Rule 59, Rules of the Supreme Court; Rule 4, Arizona Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure; and Rules 31.12, 31.19, 31.21, and 32.9, Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure. October 12, 2005
R-05-0009 Rule 32.4(c), Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure. Alternative 1 Adopted.
December 1, 2005
R-05-0007 ARCivP 30(4) & 43(k); ARCRP 28.1(c); ARSC 29 & 94.
December 1, 2005
R-04-0033 Rule 27, Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure.
December 1, 2005
R-04-0015 Order Adopting a Previous Amendment to Rule 15.1(j), Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure, In Final Form.
July 1, 2005
R-03-0028 Rules 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, and 26.12, Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure.
December 1, 2005
R-03-0027 Rules 4.2, 14.1, and 14.3, Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure.
December 1, 2005
R-03-0023 Rule 6.7, Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure.
December 1, 2005




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