As amended through October 20, 2020
(a) Statement ''Statement" means a person's oral assertion, written assertion or nonverbal conduct, if the person intendeds it as an assertion.(b) Declarant "Declarant" means the person who made the statement.(c) Hearsay. "Hearsay" means a statement that: (1) the declarant does not make while testifying at the current trial or hearing: and(2) a party offers in evidence to prove the truth of the matter asserted.(d) Business. A "business" includes every kind of business, institution, association, profession, occupation and calling, whether or not conducted for profit, and also includes activities of governmental agencies.(e) Writing. A "writing" consists of letters, words, numbers, data compilations, pictures, drawings, photographs, symbols, sounds, or combinations thereof or their equivalent, set down or recorded by handwriting, typewriting, printing, photostating, photographing, magnetic impulse, mechanical or electronic recording, or by any other means, and preserved in a perceptible form, and their duplicates as defined by Rule 1001(d).(f) Public Official. A "public official" includes an official of the United States, its territories, the District of Columbia and states, as well as political subdivisions, regional and other governmental agencies thereof. Adopted September 15, 1992 to be effective July 15, 1993; paragraph (a) amended September 15,2004 to be effective July 1, 2005: paragraphs (a\ (b), and (c) amended September 16, 2019, effective July 1, 2020.