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Rule 128. Commissioner Impartiality

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 128
Formerly cited as AZ ST S CR Rule 129
Rule 128. 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.
(c) A Commissioner is disqualified from voting or otherwise participating in the nominating process so long as a member of the Commissioner's family (spouse, child, parent, sibling, in-law, aunt, uncle, nephew, niece, grandparent, grandchild, first cousin, or step-relative in any of these relationships) is an applicant under consideration for nomination. A Commissioner is disqualified from voting on an applicant who currently works in the same company, firm or organization as the Commissioner. A Commissioner shall disqualify himself or herself in any proceeding in which the Commissioner's impartiality about an applicant might reasonably be questioned. If a Commissioner's impartiality is called into question by any Commissioner, the Chair will call for a vote on the matter. Upon a majority vote, the Commissioner will be disqualified from voting on the applicant.
(d) A Commissioner shall not be influenced other than by facts or opinion which are relevant to the qualifications of the applicants. A Commissioner shall promptly report to the Chair any attempt to influence a Commissioner other than by facts or opinions.
(e) A Commissioner shall not 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.


Formerly Rule 129, added Sept. 2, 2010, effective Sept. 7, 2010. Renumbered Rule 128 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 128, AZ ST S CT Rule 128
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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