Kentucky Rules of Evidence

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KENTUCKY RULES OF EVIDENCE ----- Legislative Research Commission Note (7/1/92). Although denominated "rules," the elements of the Kentucky Rules of Evidence were enacted as statutes by the Kentucky General Assembly. See 1990 Ky. Acts ch. 88; 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 324. Originally codified as KRS Chapter 422A in 1990, the Kentucky Rules of Evidence were renumbered by the Reviser of Statutes, effective July 1, 1992, pursuant to 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 324, sec. 34. By an order dated May 12, 1992, the Kentucky Supreme Court "adopt[ed] so much of the Kentucky Rules of Evidence as enacted by HB 241 [1992 Ky. Acts ch. 324] as comes within the rule making power of the Court, pursuant to Ky. Const. sec. 116."

Article I General Provisions

Article II Judicial Notice

Article III Presumptions in Civil Actions and Proceedings

Article IV Relevancy and Related Subjects

Article V Privileges

Article VI Witnesses

Article VII Opinions and Expert Testimony

Article VIII Hearsay

Article IX Authentication and Identification

Article X Contents of Writings, Recordings, and Photographs

Article XI Miscellaneous Rules

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