SUPPLEMENTAL COURT OF APPEALS ADMINISTRATIVE RULE PRESIDING CHIEF JUDGE - EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (a) Executive Committee. There is hereby created an executive committee of the Court of Appeals. It shall be made up of the Presiding Chief Judge, as chair, and the remaining Chief Judges and Acting Chief Judges of the divisions of the court. (b) Duties of the Executive Committee. The executive committee shall be responsible for administering the affairs of the Court of Appeals. Decisions on the Court's budget and other important decisions shall be made by the full Court; other decisions affecting the Court as a whole may be made by the executive committee. The full Court may delegate additional authority as appropriate. The committee's duties shall include the following: (1) Coordinating the judicial work of the court to the end that its case load can be handled expeditiously; (2) Making budget recommendations to the full Court, submitting the approved budget to the Legislature, and administering the budget; (3) Recommending to and implementing policies determined by the Court of Appeals as a whole; (4) Such other duties as the Court of Appeals as a whole may from time to time direct; (5) If the Presiding Chief Judge is not serving as the Chief Judge of a division or the Acting Chief Judge of Division One, the Presiding Chief Judge shall not have a vote on the executive committee. (c) Selection of Presiding Chief Judge. Each year, during the appellate judges' spring conference, the Court of Appeals shall select a Presiding Chief Judge for the Court of Appeals. For any year in which spring conference is not held, the selection shall be conducted by May 1. (1) Those eligible for the position of Presiding Chief Judge shall be the Chief Judges of each of the divisions of the Court of Appeals and any other judge who has served as a Chief Judge of any Division. (2) The position of Presiding Chief Judge shall rotate annually, and be selected from Division I every other year. (3) The term of the Presiding Chief Judge shall be for 1 year. (d) Duties of the Presiding Chief Judge. The duties of the Presiding Chief Judge shall be those duties delegated by the Court of Appeals as a whole or by the executive committee. (1) Act as a liaison and representative for the Court of Appeals with all other organizations; (2) Appoint representatives of the court to serve on judicially related committees or task forces which may require a Court of Appeals representative; (3) Appoint special committees for the court as necessary; (4) Perform such other duties as the executive committee shall from time to time direct. (e) Meetings and Reports. Meetings of the Court of Appeals as a whole shall be called as directed by the executive committee. At meetings, the Presiding Chief Judge will: (1) Preside; (2) Prepare an agenda and, if possible, forward the proposed agenda to all members of the Court of Appeals in advance of each meeting; (3) Report to the Court of Appeals with reference to liaison activities with the organizations set forth above; (4) Arrange for the meeting place; (5) Arrange for the recording of minutes; (6) Arrange for maintenance of the records of all meetings of the court. (f) Voting at Meetings of the Court of Appeals as a Whole. Members who attend a meeting, including by telephone or videoconference, may vote in that meeting. (g) Role of Committees other than the Executive Committee. Committees other than the executive committee report to, and may make recommendations to, the executive committee. Decisions about these recommendations are to be made by the executive committee or the full Court, unless special authority is delegated to a particular committee for a particular purpose. (h) Amendments. Amendments to this rule must be approved by a majority of the members of the Court of Appeals. An Order adopting the amendments shall be signed by the Presiding Chief Judge. The Order shall be filed in the clerk's office of each Division of the Court of Appeals and a copy provided to the Reporter of Decisions. [Amended July 27, 2009.]
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