The Florida Supreme Court has approved a new procedural rule to implement the Marsy’s Law victims’ rights constitutional amendment approved by voters in 2018. The rule is effective immediately.

New Rule of General Practice and Judicial Administration 2.423 was approved by the court on November 18 with some changes from the proposal filed by the RGPJA Committee and its special Ad Hoc Joint Rules Subcommittee.

The main change was to eliminate proposed subsection (e), which allowed a judge to waive Marsy’s Law protections “once the court has made a final determination that it is no longer reasonable for the information to be maintained as confidential.”