1. Pending new rules. Pending promulgation of new rules as provided in subsection 2:
A. The rules of procedure now in effect for cases and proceedings within the jurisdiction vested by this chapter in the District Court shall apply.
B. Appeals from the District Court shall be heard de novo in the Superior Court.
2. Rules. The Supreme Judicial Court is empowered to make and amend rules of procedure for the District Court and for appeals from the District Court.