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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 Thursday, June 18, 2015. The Public Session will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES:

The George Washington University, School of Law, Faculty Conference Center, 2000 H St. NW., Washington, DC 20052.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ms. Julie Carson, Judicial Proceedings Panel, Start Printed Page 31587One Liberty Center, 875 N. Randolph Street, Suite 150, Arlington, VA 22203. Email: whs.pentagon.em.mbx.judicial-panel@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: In Section 576(a)(2) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (Pub. L. 112-239), as amended, Congress tasked the Judicial Proceedings Panel 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. At this meeting, the Panel will consider the issues of social and professional retaliation against individuals who report incidents of sexual assault within the military, as well as restitution and compensation for victims. The Panel is interested in written and oral comments from the public, including non-governmental organizations, relevant to these issues or any of the Panel's tasks.

Agenda

  • 8:30-9:00 Administrative Work (41 CFR 102-3.160, not subject to notice & open meeting requirements)
  • 9:00-10:30 SVC Perspectives on Retaliation Against Victims of Sexual Assault Crimes in the Military (public meeting begins)

Presenters: Service SVCs and VLCs

  • 10:30-12:00 Deliberations on Prevention and Response to Retaliation
  • 12:00-12:30 Lunch
  • 12:30-1:00 Administrative Work (41 CFR 102-3.160, not subject to notice & open meeting requirements)
  • 1:00-2:00 Review of Relevant UCMJ Provisions, Fines, and Forfeitures and Further Deliberations on Restitution as an Authorized Punishment at Court-Martial (public meeting resumes)

Presenters: Subject matter experts on UCMJ, Fines and Forfeitures

  • 2:00-3:30 Overview of the Continuation of Care for Former Active-Duty Service Members and Dependents who are Victims of Sexual Assault

Presenters: Subject matter experts from DoD, Defense Health Agency, Veterans Health Administration and Veterans Benefits Administration

  • 3:30-4:30 Deliberations on Developing a DoD Uniform Crime Victim Compensation Program with Consultation from Claims System Experts

Presenters: Subject matter experts on military claims and crime victim compensation boards

  • 4:30-4:45 Recommendations Regarding Restitution and Compensation
  • 4:45-5:00 Public Comment

Availability of Materials for the Meeting: A copy of the June 18, 2015 meeting agenda or any updates to the agenda, to include individual speakers not identified at the time of this notice, as well as other materials presented related to 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 whs.pentagon.em.mbx.judicial-panel@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 102-3.140 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 whs.pentagon.em.mbx.judicial-panel@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 June 18, 2015 in front of the Panel. The number of oral presentations to be made will depend on the number of requests received 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 Panel'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: May 28, 2015.

Aaron Siegel,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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[FR Doc. 2015-13400 Filed 6-2-15; 8:45 am]

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