RULE 805. HEARSAY WITHIN HEARSAY
Hearsay included within hearsay is not excluded under the hearsay rule if each part
combined statements conforms with an exception to the hearsay rule provided in these
Hearsay within hearsay is not excluded by the rule against hearsay if each part of the combined statements conforms with an exception to the rule.
Rule 805 was amended, effective March 1, 2014.
Rule 805 provides that double or multiple hearsay statements are not to be excluded if each
step is admissible under a hearsay exception. Thus, a dying declaration containing another
declarant's statement of his present sense impression
would could be
Rule 805 was amended, effective March 1, 2014 , in response to the December 1, 2011, revision of the Federal Rules of Evidence. The language and organization of the rule were changed to make the rule more easily understood and to make style and terminology consistent throughout the rules. There is no intent to change any result in any ruling on evidence admissibility.
Sources: Joint Procedure Committee Minutes
: of September 27, 2012,
page 25; April 8,
1976, page 13. Rule 805, Federal Rules of Evidence Fed.R.Ev. 805;
Rule 805, SBAND