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Open Meetings and Hearings of the Rules Committee

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Public Meetings and Hearings

Meetings

The Standing Committee and each of the Advisory Rules Committees typically meet twice per year. Committee meetings are open to the public, except when a committee — in open session and with a majority present — determines that it is in the public interest to have all or part of the meeting closed and states the reason.

Hearings

The advisory committees conduct public hearings on all proposed amendments unless: (1) it is canceled for lack of public interest; (2) the Standing Committee determines that the administration of justice requires a proposed rule change to be expedited and that appropriate notice to the public can still be provided and public comment obtained; or (3) the Standing Committee determines that the proposed amendment is technical and conforming in nature. The hearings are held at the times and places that the advisory committee's chair determines and are recorded.

In addition to the below list of recent meetings and hearings, notices providing the time and place of each meeting or hearing are published in the Federal Register.

Upcoming Meetings and Hearings
9/29/14 – 9/30/14 Bankruptcy Rules Meeting Charleston, SC
10/20/14 Appellate Rules Meeting Washington, DC
10/24/14 Evidence Rules Meeting Durham, NC
10/30/14-10/31/14 Civil Rules Meeting Washington, DC
10/31/14 Civil Rules Hearing CANCELED Washington, DC
11/4/14 – 11/5/14 Criminal Rules Meeting Washington, DC
11/5/14 Criminal Rules Public Hearing Washington, DC
1/8/15 – 1/9/15 Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure Meeting Phoenix, AZ
1/9/14 Appellate Rules and Forms Public Hearing
Civil Rules Public Hearing
Phoenix, AZ
1/23/15 Bankruptcy Rules and Official Forms Public Hearing Washington, DC
1/30/15 Criminal Rules Public Hearing Nashville, TN
2/6/15 Bankruptcy Rules and Official Forms Public Hearing Pasadena, CA
2/12/15 Appellate Rules and Forms Public Hearing Washington, DC