Rulemaking/Administrative Orders

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  • States with Constitutional Rulemaking Authority

Alabama

Ala. Con. Amnd. 328, § 6.11: Power to make rules.

Alaska

Alaska Con. Art. IV, § 15: Rule-Making Power

Alaska Con. Art. IV, § 16: Court Administration

Arizona

Ariz. Con. Art. VI, § 5: Supreme court; jurisdiction; writs; rules; habeas corpus.

Arkansas

Ark. Con. Amend. 80: Section 3: Rules of pleadings, practice, and procedures.

California

Colorado

Delaware

Del. Con. Art. IV, § 13: Administrative head of courts; supervisory powers.

Florida

Fla. Con. Art. V, § 2(a): Administration; practice and procedure.

Georgia

Ga. Con. Art. VI, § 9: General Provisions - Administration of the judicial system; uniform court rules.

Hawaii

Idaho

Idaho Con. Art. 5, § 2: Judicial Power - Where Vested.

Illinois

Ill. Con. Art. VI, § 16: Administration.

Kansas

KS Con. Art. 3, § 1: Judicial power; seals; rules.

Kentucky

Ken. Con. § 116: Rules governing jurisdiction, personnel, procedure, bar membership.

Louisiana

La. Con. Art V, § 5(A): Supreme Court; Jurisdiction; Rule-Making Power; Assignment of Judges.

Maryland

Michigan

Mich. Con. Art. 6, § 5: Court Rules.

Missouri

Mo. Con. Art. V, §4: Superior courts to control inferior courts--courts administrator, salary--reapportionment commission, appointment.

Mo. Con. Art. V, § 5: Rules of practice and procedure--duty of Supreme Court--power of legislature.

Montana

Mont. Con. Art. VII, § 2: Supreme Court Jurisdiction.

Nebraska

Neb. Con. Art V, § 1: Power vested in courts; Chief Justice; powers.

Neb. Con. Art V, § 25: Supreme Court to promulgate rules of practice; to make recommendations to Legislature.

New Hampshire

N.H. Con. Part. II, Art. 73-a: Supreme Court - Administration.

New Jersey

New Mexico

N.M. Con. Art. 3, § 1 : Separation of Departments

N.M. Const. Art. 6, § 3: Supreme Court; original jurisdiction.

New York

N.Y. Con. Art. VI, § 28: Administrative supervision of court system.

N.Y. Con. Art VI, § 30: Legislative power over jurisdiction and proceedings; delegation of power to regulate practice and procedure.

North Carolina

N.C. Con. Art. 4, § 13(2): Rules of procedure.

North Dakota

Ohio

Ohio Con. Art. IV, § 5(B): Other Powers of the Supreme Court.

Oklahoma

Ok. Con. Art. VII, § 6: Administrative Authority - Director and Staff.

Pennsylvania

Pa. Con. Art. V, § 10(c): Judicial Administration.

South Carolina

S.C. Con. Art. V, § 4: Powers of Chief Justice; rules.

S.C. Con. Art. V, § 4a: Submission of Supreme Court rules to judiciary committees; disapproval by General Assembly.

South Dakota

S.D. Con. Art. V, § 12: Rule-making power.

Texas

Texas Con. Art. 5, § 31(a) and (b); Court Administration; Rule-making Authority.

Utah

Utah Con. Art. VIII, § 4: Rulemaking power of Supreme Court.

Vermont

Vt. Con. Ch. II, § 37: Rule-making Power.

Virginia

Va. Con. Art. VI, § 5: Rules of Practice and Procedure.

West Virginia

W.V. Con. Art. VIII, § 3: Supreme court of appeals; jurisdiction and powers.

Wisconsin

Wis. Con. Art. VII, § 3: Supreme Court: jurisdiction.

Wis. Con. Art. VII, § 4: Supreme Court: election, chief justice, court system administration.

Wyoming

Wyo. Con. Art. 5, § 2: Supreme Court generally; appellate jurisdiction.