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RECENT RELEASES - FLORIDA SUPREME COURT
RULES OF GENERAL PRACTICE AND JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION--AMENDMENT--COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY--REMOTE PROCEEDINGS. A general authorization for court proceedings through communication technology was added to Rule 2.530, and applies unless another rule of procedure or general law governs. Excluding Baker Act hearings, use of communication technology, as defined by the rule, is authorized upon a party's written motion or at the discretion of the court official. Except for its definitions of communication technology, rule 2.530 does not apply in criminal proceedings. Use of communication technology in criminal proceedings is addressed by the new Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.116.
RULES OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE--RULES OF JUVENILE PROCEDURE--AMENDMENT--RESTITUTION. Amendments were added to Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.720 and Rule of Juvenile Procedure 8.115 which direct the court to determine restitution at the sentencing or disposition hearing, dictate that the amount and method of determining restitution is as provided by law, and designate who should receive a copy of the restitution order.
RULES OF JUVENILE PROCEDURE--AMENDMENTS--COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY--REMOTE PROCEEDINGS. New Rule of Juvenile Procedure 8.001 exempts proceedings governed by the Rules of Juvenile Procedure from the newly amended Rule of General Practice and Judicial Administration 2.530. Additionally, Rules of Juvenile Procedure 8.100 and 8.255 were amended to provided that evidentiary proceedings must be conducted in person unless parties agree, or court orders for good cause shown, that the proceedings be conducted remotely or in a hybrid format.
FAMILY LAW RULES OF PROCEDURE--AMENDMENT--INTERROGATORIES TO PARTIES. The Court adopted a proposed amendment to rule 12.340 which effectively excludes expert interrogatories authorized by rule 12.280 from the ten interrogatory limit imposed by rule 12.340.