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RULES OF EVIDENCE

ARTICLE I. GENERAL PROVISIONS

Rule 101. Scope; Definitions

 

(a) Scope. These rules apply to proceedings in the State of New Hampshire courts. The specific courts and proceedings to which the rules apply, along with exceptions are set out in Rule 1101.

 

(b) Definitions. In these rules:

(1) “civil case” means a civil action or proceeding;

(2) “criminal case” includes a criminal proceeding;

(3) “public office” includes a public agency;

(4) “record” includes a memorandum, report or data compilation;

(5) a “rule prescribed by the Supreme Court” means a rule adopted by the New Hampshire Supreme Court under constitutional authority;

(6) a reference to any kind of written material or any other medium includes electronically stored information;

(7) “Supreme Court” means the New Hampshire Supreme Court.

2016 NHRE Update Committee Note

The amendment made by the supreme court order dated April 20, 2017, effective July 1, 2017, made stylistic changes to (a) and added a section (b) to the rule to mirror Federal Rule of Evidence 101. Federal Rule of Evidence 101(b) does not include a subsection (7).


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