Alabama Rules of Evidence
Article XI. Miscellaneous Rules
Rule 1103. Effective date
In a proceeding to which Rule 1101 would make these rules applicable, these rules shall apply if the proceeding begins on or after January 1, 1996.
Rule 1103 provides a general effective date of January 1, 1996. By the terms of Rule 1103, however, these rules will have no application in a proceeding begun before January 1, 1996, and completed on or after that date. A proceeding, for purposes of this rule, shall be understood to mean a proceeding at which evidence is to be presented. The commencement of an action is not the commencement of a “proceeding.”