Summary: H.R.9915 — 94th Congress (1975-1976)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to House with amendment(s) (10/30/1975)

(Reported to House from the Committee on the Judiciary with amendment, H. Rept. 94-599)

Makes specified technical changes in the table of contents of the Federal Rules of Evidence. Renumbers provisions of such Rules. Makes spelling corrections and changes references under specified provisions. Revises the Rules of Criminal Procedure in order to provide that the authentication of foreign documents be done in accordance with the Federal Rules of Evidence. Makes specified changes in the discovery procedure provided under the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure.

States that, except as otherwise provided, evidence of a plea of guilty, later withdrawn, or a plea of guilty, later withdrawn, or a plea of nolo contendere, or of an offer to plead guilty or nolo contendere to the crime charged or any other crime, or of statements made in connection with, and relevant to, any of the foregoing pleas or offers, is not admissible in any civil or criminal proceeding against the person who made the plea or offer. Provides that evidence of a statement made in connection with, and relevant to, a plea of guilty, later withdrawn, a plea of nolo contendere, or an offer to plead guilty or nolo contendere to the crime charged or any other crime, is admissible in a criminal proceeding for perjury or false statement if the statement was made by the defendant under oath, on the record, and in the presence of counsel.