Committee on Judicial Conduct

Section 490:30-a

    490:30-a Access to Information; Hearings on Confidential Cases. –
I. In this section, "committee" means the committee on judicial conduct established by rules of the supreme court.
II. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, a person subject to the code of judicial conduct may provide to the executive secretary of the committee, for the use of the members of the committee and its staff and agents in the performance of their official duties, any tapes, transcripts, records of proceedings, information, files, and other documents which would otherwise be confidential. No member, staff, or agent of the committee shall disclose such information except in the course of official duty.
III. In any hearing before the committee, the committee may, by majority vote, conduct the hearing in a session not open to the public with respect to any part of the complaint involving the conduct of a person in a case required by law to be confidential. In such circumstances the committee shall make available to the public a summary of the nature of the complaint, the names of the person complained against, and the complainant, and the decision of the committee.

Source. 2005, 129:1, eff. Jan. 1, 2006.