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Rule 184. Determination of Law of Other States (1988)


A court upon its own motion may, or upon the motion of a party shall take judicial notice of the constitutions, public statutes, rules, regulations, ordinances, court decisions and common law of every other state, territory, or jurisdiction of the United States. A party requesting that judicial notice be taken of such matter shall furnish the court sufficient information to enable it properly to comply with the request, and shall give all parties such notice, if any, as the court may deem necessary, to enable all parties fairly to prepare to meet the request. A party is entitled upon timely request to an opportunity to be heard as to the propriety of taking judicial notice and the tenor of the matter noticed. In the absence of prior notification, the request may be made after judicial notice has been taken. Judicial notice of such matters may be taken at any stage of the proceeding. The court's determination shall be subject to review as a ruling on a question of law.

Amended by order of July 15, 1987, eff. Jan. 1, 1988. Comment. Rule 184 has been amended to conform with Texas Rules of Civil Evidence 202. Corrected and clarified by order of Dec. 16, 1987, eff. Jan. 1, 1988: In the July 15, 1987 Order, references to Rules of Evidence and Texas Rules of Evidence should be changed to Texas Rules of Civil Evidence.

Prior Amendments Future Amendments
Oct. 29, 1940, eff. Sept. 1, 1941 Repealed by order of April 24, 1990, eff. Sept. 1, 1990: It is covered by Rule 202, Texas Rules of Civil Evidence.
Dec. 5, 1983, eff. April 1, 1984