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Rule 129. Commissioner Impartiality

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of the Supreme Court of Arizona

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of the Supreme Court of Arizona (Refs & Annos)
XIII. Procedures for Nominations for the Independent Redistricting Commission
A.R.S. Sup.Ct.Rules, Rule 129
Rule 129. Commissioner Impartiality
(a) A Commissioner shall consider each applicant for the Independent Redistricting Commission in an impartial, objective manner.
(b) A Commissioner shall disclose to the Commission any relationship with an applicant (business, financial, personal, fiduciary, or attorney-client) or any other possible cause for conflict of interest, bias or prejudice. A Commissioner is disqualified from voting or otherwise participating in the nominating process so long as a member of the Commissioner's immediate family (spouse, child, parent, sibling or step-relative in any of these relationships) is an applicant under consideration for nomination. A Commissioner is disqualified from voting on an application by a spouse of the Commissioner's child; a Commissioner's in-law, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, grandparent, grandchild or first cousin; or by an applicant who currently works in the same company, firm or organization as the Commissioner. A Commissioner is also disqualified from voting on any application that would present a conflict of interest. At the commencement of any Commission meeting where applicants are to be considered, the Chair shall inquire as to any basis for disqualification or disclosure pursuant to this rule.
(c) A Commissioner shall not be influenced other than by facts or opinion that are relevant to the qualifications of the applicants. A Commissioner shall promptly report to the Chair any attempt by any person or organization to influence a Commissioner other than by fact or opinion.
(d) A Commissioner shall not individually communicate verbally or in writing with an applicant from the time the application is submitted until nominations are submitted to the appointing official(s), about the application, the contents of the application, the Independent Redistricting Commission, the Commission, the nomination process, or any other matters related to the application.

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Added Sept. 2, 2010, effective Sept. 7, 2010.
17A Pt. 2 A. R. S. Sup. Ct. Rules, Rule 129, AZ ST S CT Rule 129
Current with amendments received through 08/15/2020.
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