Promulgation of Amendment to Rule 29.04,

Subdivision 1, Rules of Criminal Procedure





††††††††††† The court deems it advisable to amend Rule 29.04, subdivision 1, of the Rules of Criminal Procedure to reduce the number of copies of petitions for further review and responses thereto required for filing.† This reduction will provide efficiency and cost savings to litigants while providing sufficient copies for the courtís review.†††

††††††††††† The court being fully advised in the premises,

††††††††††† IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Rule 29.04, subdivision 1, of the Rules of Criminal Procedure is amended to read as follows:

††††††††††† Subd. 1. Service and Filing.†† A party petitioning for review to the Supreme Court from the Court of Appeals shall file ninefour copies of a petition for review with the clerk of the appellate courts together with proof of service on adverse counsel and, when the petitioning party is not the attorney general, also proof of service on the attorney general for the State of Minnesota.† A bond shall not be required of a defendant as a condition of petitioning for review.† Failure of a party to take any other step than timely filing the petition for review does not affect the validity of the appeal, but is ground only for such action as the Supreme Court deems appropriate including dismissal of the appeal.


IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this amendment shall be effective on December 1, 2003.

Dated:† November 24, 2003

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† BY THE COURT:



††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Kathleen A. Blatz

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Chief Justice