Rule 803(8). Public Records.
(8) Public Records. A record of a public office if:
(A) the record describes the facts of the action taken or matter observed;
(B) the recording of this action or matter observed was an official public duty; and
(C) the opponent does not show that the source of the information or other circumstances indicate a lack of trustworthiness.
Pa.R.E. 803(8) differs from F.R.E. 803(8) insofar as it reflects the hearsay exception for public records provided in 42 Pa.C.S. § 6104. See Rules 901(b)(7), 902(1)(4) and 42 Pa.C.S. § § 5328, 6103, and 6106 for authentication of public records.
The provisions of this Rule 803(8) adopted January 17, 2013, effective in sixty days, 43 Pa.B. 620; amended November 9, 2016, effective January 1, 2017, 46 Pa.B. 7436. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (365906) to (365907).
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