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

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State Budget

After the Governor’s line item veto, the State Budget which is now law calls for a $5 million increase for the Office of Attorney General and flat funding for the judiciary.  The State Budget increases the Judicial fee by $10.

Session schedule

The House meets on August 4 to consider the Philadelphia cigarette tax.  The House and Senate resume session on September 15.

Bills signed into law

Human Trafficking: Senate Bill 75 (Greenleaf-R-Montgomery) further providing penalties for human trafficking.  A summary and House Fiscal Note are available.  The bill was signed into law as Act 105.

Legal Aid: House Bill 1337 (Toohil-R-Luzerne) providing funding for legal services for low-income citizens.  A summary and House Fiscal Note are available.  The bill was signed into law as Act 113.

Protection Of Newborns: House Bill 1090 (Youngblood-D- Philadelphia) further providing for protective custody of newborn children.  A summary and Senate Fiscal Note are available.  The bill was signed into law as Act 91.

Intimate Images: House Bill 2107 (Murt-R-Adams) providing penalties for dissemination of intimate images.  A summary and House Fiscal Note are available.  The bill was signed into law as Act 115.

Power Of Attorney: House Bill 1429 (M.Keller-R-Franklin) further providing for power of attorney.  A summary and House Fiscal Note are available.  The bill was signed into law as Act 95.

Public hearing

July 23– House Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on PA Fingerprint Reporting.  Room 140. 10 a.m..

Source:  Crisci Associates’ PA Capitol Digest

New Rule on reports to PennDOT is effective July 16
Order – June 16, 2014
Final Report – June 16, 2014

July 25 is deadline to comment on new Juvenile Rules

Click for text of new Rules

Click for Report

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