Iowa Supreme Court is requesting comments regarding proposed changes to both
rule 1.904 and rule 6.101 relating to timeliness of appeals. The amendments were proposed by the court after it noted
concerns about the existing state of the law following Hedlund v. State 875
N.W.2d 720, 725 (Iowa 2016). Public comments were requested in a supreme
court order filed Aug. 29.
in the order, Iowa Court Rules 1.904 and 6.101 relate to the timeliness of
appeals when the notice of appeal is filed more than 30 days after the
original court order or judgement but within 30 days after an
order on a motion to reconsider, enlarge or amend the order or judgment.
Proposed changes to both of the rules are intended to be parallel and similar
order requesting comments and proposed amendments is available at the Supreme
Court’s website. The deadline for comments is Oct. 31. There
are also four other orders that were filed by the supreme court Aug. 29
regarding amendments and rule changes that are open to public comment on the
same webpage. (Two additional articles in this issue of the Iowa Lawyer Weekly
pertain to the supreme court orders filed Aug. 29.)