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Rule11-102. Advisory Committee Procedures.

Intent:

To establish procedures governing theadvisory committees.

Applicability:

This rule shall apply to the Supreme Courtand the Supreme Court advisory committees.

Statement of the Rule:

(1) Petitions. Petitions for the adoption,repeal or amendment of a rule of procedure, evidence, or professional conduct,may be submitted by any interested individual to the chair of an advisorycommittee, or to the Supreme Court. Petitions shall be in writing, and shouldset forth the proposed rule, amendment, or instruction, or the text of the ruleor instruction proposed for repeal, and shall specify the need for andanticipated effect of the proposal.

(2) Committee agenda. The Supreme Courtshall forward petitions to the chair of the appropriate committee. Allpetitions shall be placed on the committee?s agenda for consideration and thecommittee shall provide written notification of committee action topetitioners. In addition to petitions, the chairs shall place on the agenda anyitem of interest to the committee.

(3) Committee work. Committees shall meet asa whole, at the direction of the chair, to discuss and vote uponrecommendations and to prepare written recommendations to the Supreme Courtconcerning petitions or committee-initiated proposals. A majority of themembers of the committee shall constitute a quorum for the transaction ofbusiness. The chair may cast a vote only to break a tie vote of the memberspresent. Voting by proxy shall not be allowed. An individual committee mayadopt additional procedures not inconsistent with these rules. Minutes shall betaken at all meetings of the committee of the whole and a copy shall beforwarded to the Supreme Court?s liaison for the committee.