IN RE ARKANSAS SUPREME COURT COMMITTEE ON CRIMINAL PRACTICE; ARK. R. CRIM. P. 33.6; ARK. SUP. CT. R. 3-4; AND ARK. R. APP. P. -CRIM. 2
court published for comment recommendations of the Arkansas
Supreme Court Committee on Criminal Practice to amend Ark. R.
Crim. P. 33.6, Ark. Sup. Ct. R. 3-4, and Ark. R. App.
P.-Crim. 2. See In re Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on
Criminal Practice; Ark. R. Crim. P. 33.6, 2018
Ark. 240 (per curiam).
court adopts the amendments, effective January 1, 2019, and
republishes the rules as set out below.
of Criminal Procedure 33.6.
33.6 Instructions and Verdict Forms.
the trial of all cases in courts of record wherein juries are
employed, upon request of counsel for any party, or of a
juror, it shall be the duty of the presiding judge to deliver
to the jury immediately prior to its retirement for
deliberation, a written copy of the oral instructions read to
the jury. The written jury instructions shall be returned to
the court by the foreman of the jury when the jury is
verdict forms and written jury instructions shall be filed in
the clerk's case file at the conclusion of the jury's
proffered jury instructions, which were requested by parties
and rejected by the court, shall be delivered to the court
reporter and made an exhibit to the court reporter's
Notes, 2019 Amendment. Subdivisions (b) and (c) were
of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Rule 3-4. Record in
(a) Order of record. In all criminal cases, after
the caption set forth in Rule 3-1, the record shall be
organized in the following sequence:
1. Return of the indictment or information;
2. Defendant's pleadings;
3. Subsequent pleadings and orders in ...