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Orders - May 2023 Archive

In the Matter of Adopting Amendments to the Revised Chapter 2 Iowa Rules of Criminal Procedure (May 31, 2023)

Chief Justice Christensen has signed an order adopting amendments to the revised Chapter 2 Iowa Rules of Criminal Procedure. The effective date of the October 14, 2022 submitted rules and November 7, 2022 revisions remains July 1, 2023. The rule amendments and form provided with today’s order are temporarily adopted effective July 1, 2023, and will take permanent effect subject to Legislative Council review consistent with the provisions of Iowa Code section 602.4202. The July 1, 2023 effective date includes criminal cases filed after that date and criminal cases already pending on that date; however, judicial districts or individual district judges may, in the exercise of their discretion, exempt any case that was pending before July 1, 2023, from one or more of the revised rules. 

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