Currrent as of February 4, 2022

Evidence Code § 1280

Record by public employee

Evidence of a writing made as a record of an act, condition, or event is not made inadmissible by the hearsay rule when offered in any civil or criminal proceeding to prove the act, condition, or event if all of the following applies:

(a) The writing was made by and within the scope of duty of a public employee.

(b) The writing was made at or near the time of the act, condition, or event.

(c) The sources of information and method and time of preparation were such as to indicate its trustworthiness.


Enacted Stats 1965 ch 299 § 2, operative January 1, 1967. Amended Stats 1996 ch 642 § 4 (AB 1387).

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