At the annual fall meeting, the UTCR Committee reviews all SLR, as well as proposed changes to them, and addresses other issues before it. The Committee then recommends to the Chief Justice whether to disapprove any existing or proposed SLR. Grounds for recommending disapproval include redundancy or conflict with the Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS), UTCR, and other rules. The Committee sends notice of these recommendations to the affected courts. Unless disapproved, SLR becomes effective on February 1.
The Committee also considers proposals to change the UTCR. This is the only time the Committee accepts proposals for changes. The Committee publishes its preliminary recommendations on the Current UTCR Rules webpage and solicits public comment.
The Committee reviews public comment received on proposals to change the UTCR and makes its final recommendations to the Chief Justice, and addresses other issues before it.
- April 8, 2016 (annual spring meeting), 9:00 a.m.
- October 14, 2016 (annual fall meeting), 9:00 a.m.
These meetings will take place at the Office of the State Court Administrator, Room 306, Justice Building, 1162 Court Street, Salem, Oregon.
The meeting location is accessible to people with disabilities. If you wish to attend a UTCR meeting and have a disability that requires an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact the UTCR Reporter at least 48 hours before the meeting:
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See our Accessibility page for more information on accommodations and access to state court system facilities and services.
Contacting, Submitting Proposals/Materials to, and Testifying Before the UTCR Committee
The Committee encourages the public to participate in the Committee's work by:
making proposals to the Committee
submitting written materials/comments to the Committee
testifying before the Committee