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Judicial Proceedings Since Fiscal Year 2012 Amendments Panel (Judicial Proceedings Panel); Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting

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AGENCY:

Department of Defense.

ACTION:

Notice of meeting.

SUMMARY:

The Department of Defense is publishing this notice to announce the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Judicial Proceedings since Fiscal Year 2012 Amendments Panel (“the Judicial Proceedings Panel” or “the Panel”). The meeting is open to the public.

DATES:

A meeting of the Judicial Proceedings Panel will be held on Friday, September 19, 2014. The Public Session will begin at 8:45 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES:

The Holiday Inn, Glebe and Fairfax Ballrooms, 4610 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22203.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ms. Julie Carson, Judicial Proceedings Panel, One Liberty Center, 875 N. Randolph Street, Suite 150, Arlington, VA 22203. Email: julie.k.carson.civ@mail.mil. Phone: (703) 693-3849. Web site: http://jpp.whs.mil.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

This public meeting is being held under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102-3.150.

Purpose of the Meeting: At this meeting, the Judicial Proceedings Panel will deliberate on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (Pub. L. 112-239), Section 576(a)(2) requirement to conduct an independent review and assessment of judicial proceedings conducted under the Uniform Code of Military Justice involving adult sexual assault and related offenses since the amendments made to the Uniform Code of Military Justice by section 541 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (Pub. L. 112-81; 125 Stat. 1404), for the purpose of developing recommendations for improvements to such proceedings. The Panel is interested in written and oral comments from the public, including non-governmental organizations, relevant to this tasking.

Agenda:

  • 8:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m. Administrative Session (41 CFR § 160(b), closed to the public)
  • 8:45 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Assessing Article 120 of the UCMJ—Speakers: Military and Civilian experts
  • 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Prosecution and Defense of Article 120 Offenses—Speakers: Military Special Victim Prosecutors, Military Trial Counsel, and Military Senior Defense Counsel
  • 12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch
  • 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Congressional and Victim Input Regarding Potential Changes to Article 120 of the UCMJ—Speakers: Member(s) of Congress and victim(s)
  • 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Prosecuting Abuse of Power Offenses under the UCMJ—Speakers: Staff Judge Advocates and/or Chiefs of Military Justice and other military personnel from Training Installations
  • 3:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m. Service Perspectives on Prosecution of Article 120 Offenses—Speakers: Military Service Chiefs of Criminal Law
  • 4:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Public Comment

Availability of Materials for the Meeting: A copy of the agenda or any updates to the agenda for the September 19, 2014 meeting, as well as other materials presented in the meeting, may be obtained at the meeting or from the Panel's Web site at http://jpp.whs.mil.

Public's Accessibility to the Meeting: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b and 41 CFR 102-3.140 through 102-3.165, and the availability of space, this meeting is open to the public. Seating is limited and is on a first-come basis.

Special Accommodations: Individuals requiring special accommodations to access the public meeting should contact Ms. Julie Carson at julie.k.carson.civ@mail.mil at least five (5) business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Procedures for Providing Public Comments: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.105(j) and 102-3.140, and section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the public or interested organizations may submit written comments to the Panel about its mission and topics pertaining to this public session. Written comments must be received by Ms. Julie Carson at least five (5) business days prior to the meeting date so that they may be made available to the Judicial Proceedings Panel for their consideration prior to the meeting. Written comments should be submitted via email to Ms. Carson at julie.k.carson.civ@mail.mil in the following formats: Adobe Acrobat or Microsoft Word. Please note that since the Judicial Proceedings Panel operates under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, all written comments will be treated as public documents and will be made available for public inspection. If members of the public are interested in making an oral statement, a written statement must be submitted along with a request to provide an oral statement. Oral presentations by members of the public will be permitted between 4:45 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on September 19, 2014, in front of the Panel. The number of oral presentations to be made will depend on the number of requests Start Printed Page 52643received from members of the public on a first-come basis. After reviewing the requests for oral presentation, the Chairperson and the Designated Federal Officer will, having determined the statement to be relevant to the Panel's mission, allot five minutes to persons desiring to make an oral presentation.

Committee's Designated Federal Officer: The Board's Designated Federal Officer is Ms. Maria Fried, Judicial Proceedings Panel, 1600 Defense Pentagon, Room 3B747, Washington, DC 20301-1600.

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Dated: August 29, 2014.

Aaron Siegel,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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[FR Doc. 2014-21040 Filed 9-3-14; 8:45 am]

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