Texas Administrative Code
|TITLE 37||PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS|
|PART 1||TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY|
|CHAPTER 29||PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE|
|RULE §29.22||Rules of Evidence|
In all cases, irrelevant, immaterial, or unduly repetitious evidence shall be excluded. The rules of evidence as applied in non-jury civil cases in the district courts of this state shall be followed. When necessary to ascertain facts not reasonably susceptible of proof under those rules, evidence not admissible thereunder may be admitted if it is of a type commonly relied upon by reasonable persons in the conduct of their affairs. The judge shall give effect to the rules of privilege recognized by law. Objections to evidentiary offers may be made and shall be noted in the record. In order to expedite a hearing, any part of the evidence may be received in written form. An affidavit by a witness, investigator or law enforcement officer or a report of a department employee which has been filed with the department shall be admissible as a public record.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §29.22 adopted to be effective May 10, 2000, 25 TexReg 4191|