Rule 2-212. Communication with the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel.

Intent:

To provide the Legislature, through the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel, with notice of Council rules and opportunity to comment upon them.

To provide the Legislature and the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel with notice of Council action upon Council rules.

Applicability:

This rule shall apply to the Council, the Boards of Judges, the standing and ad hoc committees of the Council, and the Administrative Office.

Statement of the Rule:

(1) The principal staff person assigned to the Council, the Boards of Judges, and the standing and ad hoc committees of the Council shall send to the Director of the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel and the chair of the Judicial Rules Review Committee the draft rule of the Council, Board, or committee at the same time the draft rule is submitted to the Council.

(2) A legislator or representative of the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel may attend any meeting of the Council at which a rule of the Council is under consideration, and may comment upon the rule.

(3) The State Court Administrator shall notify the chair of the Judicial Rules Review Committee and the Director of the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel of the Council's final action on any rule published for comment or adopted.