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Request for Public Comment-Proposed Local Rule Amendments

Monday, September 30, 2019

The Local Rules committee has proposed changes to the Court's local rules.  The Judges seek your comments on the proposals that follow:

1.  Local Rule 3011-1 is updated to reflect the new national procedure and Director's Form 1340 for unclaimed funds.  Minor changes were made throughout the rule for consistency, to change the term unclaimed dividends to unclaimed funds.

2.  A new Local Rule 3015-8 is proposed to provide a procedure for chapter 13 debtors to obtain credit.  This new rule is being proposed due to the amendment to Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 4001(c), effective December 1, 2019, which excludes chapter 13 from its provisions.

3.  Local Rule 5075-1(d)(5) is amended to reflect the changes to the nomenclature in Local Rule 3011-1.

4.  Local Rule 9013-4, Exhibit A is amended to include references to new Local Rule 3015-8 in footnotes 5 and 17.

A redline of the proposed changes is available here.  Please provide any comments on or before Tuesday, October 15, 2019 to  Absent further announcement, these rule changes and any revision prompted by the comments will be effective December 1, 2019.  The Judges wish to thank the Local Rules Committee for their service to the Court.