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Rule 129. Commission Meetings

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of the Supreme Court of ArizonaEffective: August 26, 2020

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of the Supreme Court of Arizona (Refs & Annos)
XIII. Procedures for Nominations for the Independent Redistricting Commission
Effective: August 26, 2020
A.R.S. Sup.Ct.Rules, Rule 129
Formerly cited as AZ ST S CR Rule 130
Rule 129. Commission Meetings
(a) Meetings of the Commission may be called by the Chair or a majority of the Commissioners by written notice to the entire Commission specifying the time and place of meeting. Such notice shall be posted on the Commission's website at least seven (7) calendar days before the meeting date, except that an emergency meeting may be held on shorter notice if the Chair or a majority of the Commissioners conclude that it is essential to hold an emergency meeting. The right to notice of a meeting may be waived by any Commissioner either before or after the meeting takes place. Attendance at a meeting by any Commissioner shall constitute a waiver of such notice unless the Commissioner, at or promptly after the beginning of such meeting, objects to the holding of the meeting on the ground of lack of, or insufficiency of, notice. The Commission may meet by electronic media.
(b) The Chair shall issue a call for a meeting promptly upon learning of the existence or anticipated existence of a vacancy on the Independent Redistricting Commission.
(c) Notice of all Commission meetings other than emergency meetings shall be posted to the Commission's website at least seven (7) calendar days before the meeting The notice shall state the date, time, and specific location of the meeting.
(d) A quorum for a Commission meeting shall be a majority of the Commissioners in office and eligible to participate at the time of the meeting. A Commission may act on any matter other than the decision to hold a meeting in executive session by majority vote of the Commissioners voting on the matter.
(e) Members of the public may comment orally at any Commission meeting at which applicants are to be considered. The Chair shall allocate equal time for relevant comment on each applicant under consideration. The Chair may terminate comments which exceed the time allocated or which are irrelevant to the qualifications of applicants. The Chair may also limit duplicative comments regarding an applicant.
(f) The Commission may hold an executive session upon a majority vote of the Commissioners in attendance to promote open and frank discussion of applicant qualifications or to conduct a portion of an interview. The substance of deliberations in executive session shall not be disclosed.


Formerly Rule 130, added Sept. 2, 2010, effective Sept. 7, 2010. Renumbered Rule 129 and amended on an emergency basis effective April 3, 2020, adopted on a permanent basis Aug. 26, 2020.
17A Pt. 2 A. R. S. Sup. Ct. Rules, Rule 129, AZ ST S CT Rule 129
State Court Rules are current with amendments received and effective through 1/15/23. The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through 1/1/23.
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