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Pending Rules Amendments

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The process for promulgating an amendment to a rule or form involves several levels of consideration and approval, the first of which is consideration and approval by the appropriate advisory committee and then the Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure. Following approval by the Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, proposed amendments must be considered and approved by the Judicial Conference, the Supreme Court, and then Congress. Below are proposed rules and forms amendments currently under consideration at each level following approval by the Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure.

Amendments Approved by the Rules Committees – Pending Judicial Conference Review

  • There are no rules amendments currently under review.

Amendments Approved by the Judicial Conference – Pending Supreme Court Review

  • There are no rules amendments currently under review.

Amendments Adopted by the Supreme Court – Pending Congressional Review

The following rules were adopted by the Supreme Court and transmitted to Congress on April 29, 2015:

  • Bankruptcy Rule 1007
  • Civil Rules 1, 4, 16, 26, 30, 31, 33, 34, 37, and 55, and abrogation of Rule 84 and the Appendix of Forms

The rules, orders adopting the rules, and letters of transmittal are available on the website of the Supreme Court of the United States. The entire package of materials transmitted to Congress is available here.