ARTICLE II. JUDICIAL NOTICE
RULE 201. JUDICIAL NOTICE OF ADJUDICATIVE FACTS
(a) Scope of Rule. This rule governs only judicial notice of
(b) Kinds of Facts. A judicially noticed fact must be one not
subject to reasonable dispute in that it is either (1) generally
known within the territorial jurisdiction of the trial court or (2)
capable of accurate and ready determination by resort to sources
whose accuracy cannot reasonably be questioned.
(c) When Discretionary. A court may take judicial notice,
whether requested or not.
(d) When Mandatory. A court shall take judicial notice if
requested by a party and supplied with the necessary information.
(e) Opportunity to Be Heard. A party is entitled upon timely
request to an opportunity to be heard as to the propriety of taking
judicial notice and the tenor of the matter noticed. In the absence
of prior notification, the request may be made after judicial
notice has been taken.
(f) Time of Taking Notice. Judicial notice may be taken at
any stage of the proceeding.
(g) Instructing Jury. In a civil action or proceeding, the
court shall instruct the jury to accept as conclusive any fact
judicially noticed. In a criminal case, the court shall instruct
the jury that it may, but is not required to, accept as conclusive
any fact judicially noticed.
[Effective February 1, 1985.]