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

President Judge Idee Fox to address Criminal Justice Section, March 28, at noon, 11th floor conference center, 1101 Market Street.

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April 26 is deadline to comment on new Appellate rules concerning mandatory PAC-filing. Paper filing would be allowed only upon good cause shown.

Click for Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and text of proposed rules.

May 17 is deadine to comment on proposed Evidence rules concerning authentication of evidence.

Click for Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and text of proposed rules.

May 10 is deadline to comment on proposed rule on counsel’s secrecy obligation for investigative grand juries.

Click for Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and text of proposed rules.

The information below is from Crisci Associates PA Capitol Digest.

Senate/House Weekly Report                                                                                 

View daily session reports from the House by clicking on the dates below.

Daily House Session Update

Monday, March 18

Tuesday, March 19

Wednesday, March 20

Daily Senate Session Notes

Monday, March 18

Tuesday, March 19

Wednesday, March 20

Bills On Governor’s Desk                                                                                   

The following bills were given final approval by the Senate and House and are now on the Governor’s desk for action–

Pension Forfeiture: Senate Bill 113 (DiSanto-R-Cumberland) that would strip taxpayer-funded pensions from public employees who commit job-related felonies (House Fiscal Note and summary).

House and Senate Co-Sponsorship Memos

Click Here for all new co-sponsorship memos filed in the House

Click Here for all new co-sponsorship memos filed in the Senate

PA Bulletin –  March 23, 2019                                                                         

The March 23, 2019 Pennsylvania Bulletin is now available online for your reference.

Session Schedule                                                                                               

Here is the latest voting session schedule for the Senate and House–

Senate

March 25, 26, 27

April 8, 9, 10, 29, 30

May 1, 6, 7, 8

June 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

House

March 25, 26, 27

April 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 29, 30

May 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 22, 23

June 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

Senate/House Agenda For This Week                                                      

Here are the Senate and House Calendars for the next voting session day and Committees scheduling action on bills of interest–

Bill Calendars

House: Click Here for full House Bill Calendar.

Senate: Click Here for full Senate Bill Calendar.

Committee Meeting Agendas This Week

House: Click Here for full House Committee Schedule.

Senate: Click Here for full Senate Committee Schedule.

Weeks Ahead                                                                                              

Upcoming meetings, hearings and other events on legislative issues in Harrisburg, unless otherwise noted.   NEW means new from last week.

House Committee meetings are typically webcast at the House Republican Caucus website.

Senate Committee meetings are typically webcast at the Senate Republican Caucus website.

March 25– House Gaming Oversight Committee hearing on charitable 50/50 raffle legislation.  Room G-50 Irvis Building. Noon.

March 27-– NEW. Joint Legislative Budget & Finance Committee meets to release report on the impact of tavern gaming on PA Lottery. Room 8E-A East Wing. 9:00.

May 1– NEW. House Gaming Oversight Committee holds a hearing on games of skill machines.  Room G-50 Irvis Building. 9:00.

Senate Committee Schedule                     House Committee Schedule

You can watch the Senate Floor Session and House Floor Session live online.

Bills Signed Into Law In 2017-2018 Session                                                        

For a quick reference, here’s a list of bills signed into law in the 2017-2018 legislative session–

Approved In 2018

Approved In 2017

Three Mile Island nuclear disaster, March 28, 1979.
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Supreme Court amends Juvenile Rule 161 concerning access to juvenile probation records.

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Click for Final Report.

Supreme Courts amends Appellate Rule 511 concerning cross-appeals

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May 17 is deadline to comment to proposed changes to Evidence Rules 901 and 902 concerning authentication of evidence

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May 3 is deadline to comment on proposed changes to Criminal Rules 201 and 515 concerning warrants.

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The information below is from Crisci Associates PA Capitol Digest

House Committee Approves Bill To Create Statewide Commerce Court

On March 12, the House Judiciary Committee approved House Bill 332 (Grove-R-York) to allow for statewide Commerce Courts. Read more here.

7 File Papers To Run For 2 PA Superior Court Seats

Democrats: Philadelphia Judge Daniel McCaffery and lawyers Amanda Green-Hawkins of Pittsburgh and Beth Tarasi and Ryan James of Allegheny County and Republicans Cumberland County Judge Christylee Peck, Chester County prosecutor Megan King and Rebecca Warren, the former Montour County district attorney have filed petitions for the 2 open seats on the PA Superior Court. Read more here.

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Senate/House Weekly Report                                                                                 

View daily session reports from the House by clicking on the dates below.

Daily House Session Update

Monday, March 11

Tuesday, March 12

Wednesday, March 13

House and Senate Co-Sponsorship Memos

Click Here for all new co-sponsorship memos filed in the House

Click Here for all new co-sponsorship memos filed in the Senate

PA Bulletin – March 16, 2019                                                                          

The March 16, 2019 Pennsylvania Bulletin is now available online for your reference.

Session Schedule                                                                                               

Here is the latest voting session schedule for the Senate and House–

Senate

March 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27

April 8, 9, 10, 29, 30

May 1, 6, 7, 8

June 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

House

March 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27

April 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 29, 30

May 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 22, 23

June 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

Senate/House Agenda For This Week                                                      

Here are the Senate and House Calendars for the next voting session day and Committees scheduling action on bills of interest–

Bill Calendars

House: Click Here for full House Bill Calendar.

Senate: Click Here for full Senate Bill Calendar.

Committee Meeting Agendas This Week

House: Click Here for full House Committee Schedule.

Senate: Click Here for full Senate Committee Schedule.

Weeks Ahead                                                                                              

Upcoming meetings, hearings and other events on legislative issues in Harrisburg, unless otherwise noted.   NEW means new from last week.

House Committee meetings are typically webcast at the House Republican Caucus website.

Senate Committee meetings are typically webcast at the Senate Republican Caucus website.

March 19– House Judiciary Committee informational meeting with a panel of judges on an overview of the state criminal justice procedure and comment on proposed criminal justice reform activities.  Room 437 Main Capitol. 9:45.

March 19, 1931. Nevada legalizes gambling.

New Appellate rule will allow citation of Superior Court unpublished opinions

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March is Women’s History Month

Click for Infographic on women in Pennsylvania Judiciary

The information below is from Crisci Associates PA Capitol Digest.

Session Schedule                                                                                               

Here is the latest voting session schedule for the Senate and House–

Senate

March 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27

April 8, 9, 10, 29, 30

May 1, 6, 7, 8

June 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

House

March 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27

April 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 29, 30

May 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 22, 23

June 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

Bill Calendars

House: Click Here for full House Bill Calendar.

Senate: Click Here for full Senate Bill Calendar.

Committee Meeting Agendas This Week

House: Click Here for full House Committee Schedule.

Senate: Click Here for full Senate Committee Schedule.

Weeks Ahead                                                                                            

House Committee meetings are typically webcast at the House Republican Caucus website.

Senate Committee meetings are typically webcast at the Senate Republican Caucus website.

March 13– NEW. House Gaming Oversight Committee informational meeting with PA Gaming Control Board on gaming expansion. Room G-50 Irvis Building. 9:00.

March 19– House Judiciary Committee informational meeting with a panel of judges on an overview of the state criminal justice procedure and comment on proposed criminal justice reform activities.  Room 437 Main Capitol. 9:45.

March 25– NEW. House Gaming Oversight Committee hearing on charitable 50/50 raffle legislation.  Room G-50 Irvis Building. Noon.

Representative Kulik introduced “Alina’s Law” to provide for electronic monitoring for PFA defendants

Click for news item.

Click for House Bill 588

March 14, 1964. Jack Ruby sentenced to death for killing Oswald. Click for report from history.com

Superior Court rules on Commonwealth v. Avis Lee. Defendant sought to extend Miller ruling which prohibits life without parole sentences for juveniles. Lee was slightly over age 18 when she participated in a murder. Click for Opinion of the Superior Court.

Supreme Court amends rules on juvenile expungements.

Click for Order.

Click for Rules.

Click for Final Report.

Supreme Court amends rules for summary expungements for defendants under age 18

Click for Order

Click for Rules.

Click for Final Report.

March 31 is deadline to apply for Supreme Court Committees. Click for application form and information on service.

Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners

Applicants must be members of the Pennsylvania bar or jurists and be knowledgeable about law school curriculum, legal practice and attorney ethical obligations. Please note – law school faculty may not serve on this Board. Applicants should not apply if, during the term of service, they will have immediate family members who will be taking the bar examination or seeking membership in the Pennsylvania bar. more information

Appellate Procedural Rules Committee

Applicants should be knowledgeable about the Pennsylvania Rules of Appellate Procedure and experienced in state appellate practice in Pennsylvania. more information

Civil Procedural Rules Committee

Each vacancy will be for a five year term. Applicants should be knowledgeable about the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure and experience in state civil practice in Pennsylvania. more information

Criminal Justice Section Executive Committee meets Wednesday, 12:30 p.m., 1101 Market Street, 11th Floor Committee Room South. All Section members are welcome.

‌The information below is from Crisci Associates PA Capitol Digest

Session Schedule                                                                                               

Here is the latest voting session schedule for the Senate and House–

Senate

Budget Hearings: Through March 8

March 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27

April 8, 9, 10, 29, 30

May 1, 6, 7, 8

June 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

House

Budget Hearings: Through March 7

March 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27

April 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 29, 30

May 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 22, 23

June 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

Senate/House Agenda For This Week                                                      

Here are the Senate and House Calendars for the next voting session day and Committees scheduling action on bills of interest–

Bill Calendars

House: Click Here for full House Bill Calendar.

Senate: Click Here for full Senate Bill Calendar.

Committee Meeting Agendas This Week

House: Click Here for full House Committee Schedule.

Senate: Click Here for full Senate Committee Schedule.

Weeks Ahead                                                                                              

Upcoming meetings, hearings and other events on legislative issues in Harrisburg, unless otherwise noted.   NEW means new from last week.

House Committee meetings are typically webcast at the House Republican Caucus website.

Senate Committee meetings are typically webcast at the Senate Republican Caucus website.

March 4– Senate Appropriations Committee Budget Hearings: 10:00- Dept. of Drug & Alcohol, 1:00- Tobacco Supported Programs. Hearing Room 1, North Office Building.M

March 7– Senate Appropriations Committee Budget Hearings:  10:00- PA Gaming Control Board. Hearing Room 1, North Office Building.

March 19– NEW. House Judiciary Committee informational meeting with a panel of judges on an overview of the state criminal justice procedure and comment on proposed criminal justice reform activities.  Room 437 Main Capitol. 9:45.

Senate Committee Schedule                     House Committee Schedule

William Henry Harrison sworn in as the ninth President, March 4, 1841. He died April 4, 1841 making his term the shortest in Presidential history.  Click for his inaugural address.

Chief Justice Emeritus John P. Flaherty, Jr., has died.

From Legacy.com

Chief Justice of Pennsylvania Emeritus, age 87, of Indiana Twp., on February 20, 2019. Born 1931 in Pittsburgh.

Husband of Linet M. Sobeski Flaherty; father of Michael Flaherty, Kathleen Hall, Thomas Flaherty, Daragh Flaherty, Taya Flaherty, Devon Flaherty and the late John P. Flaherty; stepfather of Revere Bittner (Jason) and Garrick Sobeski; ten grandchildren; son of the late John Paul Flaherty Sr. and Mary G. Flaherty; brother of the late Lewis Flaherty.

Judge Flaherty was a graduate of Duquesne University (B.A.), 1953; University of Pgh. School of Law (J.D.), 1958; Widener University (LL.D.), cum laude, 1993; comm., U.S. Army, 1953, served two years, separated with rank of 1st lt.; prof., Carnegie-Mellon University, 1958-73; atty., private practice, 1958-73; chief counsel., PA Milk Marketing Board, 1971; chairman., PA Co. Record Comm.; hon Kentucky Colonel; Greater Pgh., Jaycees Man of the year Award (law and Govt.), 1978; PA Academy of Science Distinguished Alumni Award, 1978; University of Pgh., Medallion of Distinction, 1988; PA Bar Association, Judicial award, 1993; Chief Justice, PBA/Conference of bar Leaders Award, 2001; Duquesne University Century Club of Distinguished Alumni, 1994; Fellow Military Historic Society of Ireland; Member, PA Society of American Law Institute, American Legion; hon. member, Philippine National Bar Association; U.S.I.A.-sponsored speaker in Japan, Thailand, the Philippines, Australia, Korea, Hong Kong, 1985, 1986; Who’s Who in the East, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in America, Who’s who in the World;

Elected judge, Court of Common Pleas, November 1973; elected adm. (chief) judge, Court of Common Pleas Civil; Division, February 1978; justice, PA Supreme Court, June 18, 1979, retained November 3, 1992; Chief Justice of Pennsylvania, July 31, 1996 until December 31, 2001 (retired); Chief Justice of Pennsylvania Emeritus January 2002 to present; Co-chair, Pennsylvania Commission on Judicial Independence, 2004 to present.

Visitation, Friday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., at NEELY FUNERAL HOME, 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Service and Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to Alzheimer’s Association, 1100 Liberty Ave., Suite E-210, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Please visit us at:

neelyfuneralhome.com.

Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Feb. 22, 2019.

Annual Pennsylvania Rules of Evidence Refresher with Professor Jules Epstein, February 28.
Registration and lunch begin at 12:00 PM.
Course materials will be distributed electronically prior to the program. Click to register.

Headlines from Crisci Associates PA Capitol Digest

PA Prisons Mail Policy Will Be Revised Under Settlement

DHS Report On Child Abuse Data Outlines Prevention Recommendations

Micek: ACLU Asks PA Supreme Court To Declare Death Penalty Unconstitutional

Caruso: Victims’ Rights Amendment Marsy’s Law Moves Out Of House Committee

Legislative information from Crisci Associates PA Capitol Digest

Session Schedule                                                                                               

Here is the latest voting session schedule for the Senate and House–

Senate

Budget Hearings: Through March 8

March 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27

April 8, 9, 10, 29, 30

May 1, 6, 7, 8

June 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

House

Budget Hearings: Through March 7

March 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27

April 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 29, 30

May 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 22, 23

June 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

Senate/House Agenda For This Week                                                      

Here are the Senate and House Calendars for the next voting session day and Committees scheduling action on bills of interest–

Bill Calendars

House: Click Here for full House Bill Calendar.

Senate: Click Here for full Senate Bill Calendar.

Committee Meeting Agendas This Week

House: Click Here for full House Committee Schedule.

Senate: Click Here for full Senate Committee Schedule.

Weeks Ahead                                                                                              

Upcoming meetings, hearings and other events on legislative issues in Harrisburg, unless otherwise noted.   NEW means new from last week.

House Committee meetings are typically webcast at the House Republican Caucus website.

Senate Committee meetings are typically webcast at the Senate Republican Caucus website.

February 25– House Appropriations Committee Budget Hearings: 10:00- State Police/Homeland Security, 1:00- Board of Probation & Parole, Commission on Crime & Delinquency Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission, 3:00- Dept. of Health/Dept. Of Drug & Alcohol Programs.  Room 140 Main Capitol.

February 26– Senate Appropriations Committee Budget Hearings: 1:00- Judiciary, 3:00- PA College of Technology. Hearing Room 1, North Office Building.

February 27– House Appropriations Committee Budget Hearings: 10:00- Gaming Control Board, 3:00- Liquor Control Board.  Room 140 Main Capitol.
February 28– Senate Appropriations Committee Budget Hearings: 10:00- Dept. of Corrections/Board of Probation & Parole, 1:00- Liquor Control Board, 4:00- Juvenile Court Judges Commission/ PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency. Hearing Room 1, North Office Building.

March 4– Senate Appropriations Committee Budget Hearings: 10:00- Dept. of Drug & Alcohol, 1:00- Tobacco Supported Programs,3:00- Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources. Hearing Room 1, North Office Building.

February 27, 1922: Supreme Court upholds 19th Amendment concerning women’s right to vote. Click for details on history.com.

Supreme Court amends Juvenile Rules 330, 337 and 515

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April 26 is deadline to comment on proposed amendments to Criminal Rules 458, 460, 462 and 546

Click for Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

May 1 is deadline to comment on proposed amendments to Criminal Rules 542, 543, and 1003 – Hearsay

Click for Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

The items below are from Crisci Associates PA Capitol Digest.

Session Schedule

Senate

Budget Hearings: Feb. 19 to  March 8

March 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27

April 8, 9, 10, 29, 30

May 1, 6, 7, 8

June 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

House

February 19, 20, 21

Budget Hearings: Feb. 11 to March 7

March 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27

April 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 29, 30

May 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 22, 23

June 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

Legislative Hearings

February 20– House Gaming Oversight Committee informational meeting with the Gaming Control Board on a general overview of gaming expansion. Room G-50 Irvis Building. 9:00.

February 21– Senate Appropriations Committee Budget Hearings: 1:00- State Police/Homeland Security, 3:00- PA Emergency Management Agency/Fire Commissioner. Hearing Room 1, North Office Building.

February 25– House Appropriations Committee Budget Hearings: 10:00- State Police/Homeland Security, 1:00- Board of Probation & Parole, Commission on Crime & Delinquency Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission, 3:00- Dept. of Health/Dept. Of Drug & Alcohol Programs.  Room 140 Main Capitol.

February 26– Senate Appropriations Committee Budget Hearings: 10:00- State Related Universities, 1:00- Judiciary. Hearing Room 1, North Office Building.

February 27– House Appropriations Committee Budget Hearings: 10:00- Gaming Control Board, 3:00- Liquor Control Board.  Room 140 Main Capitol.

February 28– Senate Appropriations Committee Budget Hearings: 10:00- Dept. of Corrections/Board of Probation & Parole, 1:00- Liquor Control Board, 3:00- Dept. of Environmental Protection, 4:00- Juvenile Court Judges Commission/ PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency. Hearing Room 1, North Office Building.

March 4– Senate Appropriations Committee Budget Hearings: 10:00- Dept. of Drug & Alcohol, 1:00- Tobacco Supported Programs. Hearing Room 1, North Office Building.

March 7– Senate Appropriations Committee Budget Hearings:  10:00- PA Gaming Control Board. Hearing Room 1, North Office Building.

Today in history: February 18, 1930, Pluto discovered as ninth planet. Pluto lost status as planet in 2006. Click for report from History.com


Supreme Court amends Appellate Rules 1732 and 1781 on stays

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Click for text of Rules

Supreme Court raises annual attorney registration fee to $140

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April 26 is deadline to comment on proposed appellate rules on paper filing and PACfiling

Click for Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

CLE on New Clean Slate Law, noon Thursday

Clean Slate is an innovative new Pennsylvania law that is serving as a national model on how to help people with criminal records get a fresh start. The new law brings a web-based, expanded criminal record sealing to Pennsylvania. This volunteer training CLE course examines the nuts and bolts of this new law, as well as prepares volunteers to participate in the Clean Slate Screening Project which provides individualized record assessment and advice to people who are looking to clear their records. Click for registration information

The information below is from Crisci Associates PA Capitol Digest

News items

Senate Passes Bill Expanding Public Official Pension Forfeiture Law

Senate Democrats Sponsor Bill To Abolish Statute Of Limitations For Sexual Offenses

Session Schedule                                                                                               

Senate  

Budget Hearings: February 19 to March 8

March 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27

April 8, 9, 10, 29, 30

May 1, 6, 7, 8

June 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

House

February 19, 20, 21

Budget Hearings: February 11 to March 7

March 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27

April 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 29, 30

May 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 22, 23

June 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

Upcoming House/Senate Agendas                                                    

Below are the Senate and House Calendars for the next voting session day and Committees scheduling action on bills of interest–

Bill Calendars

House: Click Here for full House Bill Calendar.

Senate: Click Here for full Senate Bill Calendar.

Committee Meeting Agendas

House: Click Here for full House Committee Schedule.

Senate: Click Here for full Senate Committee Schedule.

Weeks Ahead                                                                                              

Upcoming meetings, hearings and other events on legislative issues in Harrisburg, unless otherwise noted.   NEW means new from last week.

House Committee meetings are typically webcast at the House Republican Caucus website.

Senate Committee meetings are typically webcast at the Senate Republican Caucus website.

February 13– House Appropriations Committee Budget Hearings: 10:00- State Treasurer, 1:00- Auditor General, 3:00- Attorney General.  Room 140 Main Capitol.

February 20– NEW. House Gaming Oversight Committee informational meeting with the Gaming Control Board on a general overview of gaming expansion.  Room G-50 Irvis Building. 9:00.

February 21– Senate Appropriations Committee Budget Hearings: 1:00- State Police/Homeland Security, 3:00- PA Emergency Management Agency/Fire Commissioner. Hearing Room 1, North Office Building.

February 25– House Appropriations Committee Budget Hearings: 10:00- State Police/Homeland Security, 1:00- Board of Probation & Parole, Commission on Crime & Delinquency Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission, 3:00- Dept. of Health/Dept. Of Drug & Alcohol Programs.  Room 140 Main Capitol.

February 26– Senate Appropriations Committee Budget Hearings: 10:00- State Related Universities, 1:00- Judiciary. Hearing Room 1, North Office Building.

February 27– House Appropriations Committee Budget Hearings: 10:00- Gaming Control Board, 1:00- Dept. of Community & Economic Development, 3:00- Liquor Control Board.  Room 140 Main Capitol.

February 28– Senate Appropriations Committee Budget Hearings: 10:00- Dept. of Corrections/Board of Probation & Parole, 1:00- Liquor Control Board, 4:00- Juvenile Court Judges Commission/ PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency. Hearing Room 1, North Office Building.

March 4– Senate Appropriations Committee Budget Hearings: 10:00- Dept. of Drug & Alcohol, 1:00- Tobacco Supported Programs. Hearing Room 1, North Office Building.

Senate Democratic Policy Committee to hearing on guns February 14 at LaSalle University.  

The hearing will address legislative solutions to mitigate the gun violence epidemic.  February 14, 10 a.m., at LaSalle Union Building, 1900 W. Olney Ave., Philadelphia.

Sydney Hilton hotel bombed, February 13, 1978 at site of Commonwealth Heads of Government Regional Meeting.

Activist Tim Anderson was framed. He was cleared in 1991 after legal and political struggle. Click for details from The Daily Telegraph.


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