Rule 11-102. AdvisoryCommittee Procedures.
Toestablish procedures governing the advisory committees.
Thisrule shall apply to the Supreme Court and the Supreme Court advisorycommittees.
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 meetas a 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.
(4) Expedited procedures. Committees shall adoptexpedited procedures for bypassing full committee processes and recommendingrules to the Supreme Court when time is of the essence, such as when immediaterule changes may be required due to changes or proposed changes in the law. TheSupreme Court shall review and deny, modify, or approve any expeditedprocedures that involve bypassing the full committee.
(5) Minutes. Minutes shall be taken at allmeetings of the committee of the whole and a copy shall be forwarded to theSupreme Court?s liaison for the committee.
EffectiveFebruary 4, 2020 pursuant to CJA Rule 11-105(5)