A blog of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section

The House and Senate are in recess until April 30, due to Tuesday’s primary election.

On the Governor’s desk

Impaired Driving: Senate Bill 539 (Rafferty-R-Montgomery) further providing for alcohol or drug impaired driving.  A summary and House Fiscal Note are available.

House Judiciary Committee hearing

April 30–House Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on House Bill 2127 (Krieger-R-Westmoreland) further providing for the licensing and sale of firearms and background checks.   The bill would conform Pennsylvania law with the National Instant Criminal Background Check system maintained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in accordance with the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act,

The Free Student Research Center is now OPEN. It will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 9AM to 3PM. The Free Student Research Center is available for use by attorneys who are current members of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section and who are court-appointed to the case for which they seek research (either state or CJA!). The Free Student Research Center is located in the Jack Myers Memorial Lounge on the Third Floor of the CJC.

You may make a research request in person or via the Criminal Justice Section website at http://www.philadelphiabar.org/page/CJResearch?appNum=1

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