Maine Revised Statutes

§1-304. Rule-making power

(a).    The Supreme Judicial Court shall have the power to prescribe by general rules the forms, practice and procedure, including rules of evidence, to be followed in all proceedings under this Code and all appeals therefrom; provided that the rules shall be consistent with the provisions of this Code and shall not abridge, enlarge or modify any substantive right.
[ 1979, c. 540, §1 (NEW) .]
(b).    These rules shall be promulgated to take effect on the effective date of this Code. After their promulgation, the Supreme Judicial Court may repeal, amend, modify or add to them from time to time with or without a waiting period. After the effective date of the rules as promulgated or amended, all laws in conflict therewith shall be of no further force or effect, except that in the event of conflict with a provision of this Code, the Code provision shall prevail.
[ 1979, c. 540, §1 (NEW) .]
1979, c. 540, §1 (NEW).