Rule 2-205. Expedited rulemaking procedure.

Intent:

To assure that issues of an urgent nature can be addressed in a timely fashion without sacrificing accountability and public comment.

Applicability:

This rule shall apply to all rules initiated and promulgated by the Council.

Statement of the Rule:

Notwithstanding other provisions of this Code, if the Council determines by affirmative vote of a majority of the members present that it is in the best interests of the judiciary for a rule to be effective prior to publication for comment under Rule 2-203, the Council may take final action on a rule without waiting for the comment period and make the rule effective at any time after final action. The rule shall be published for comment pursuant to Rule 2-203. The Council shall consider any comments and shall ratify, amend, or repeal the rule. The Council has the discretion to redistribute the rule for public comment.