This rule governs only judicial notice of adjudicative facts in civil cases.
A judicially noticed fact must be one not subject to reasonable dispute in that it is either (1) generally known within the territorial jurisdiction of the trial court or (2) capable of accurate and ready determination by resort to sources whose accuracy cannot reasonably be questioned.
A court may take judicial notice, whether requested or not.
A court shall take judicial notice if requested by a party and supplied with the necessary information.
A party is entitled upon timely request to an opportunity to be heard as to the propriety of taking judicial notice and the tenor of the matter noticed. In the absence of prior notification, the request may be made after judicial notice has been taken.
Judicial notice may be taken at any stage of the proceeding.
The court shall instruct the jury to accept as conclusive any fact judicially noticed.
(Amended effective January 1, 1990.)