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Session schedule

Senate

September 26, 27, 28

October 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26

November 16

House

September 19

Abandoned Contraband bill signed

Senate Bill 533 (Eichelberger-R-Blair) further providing for the disposition of abandoned contraband by Board of Probation and Parole.  A House Fiscal Note and summary.  The bill was signed into law as Act 96.

Public hearing

August 10– House Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on use of body cameras by law enforcement.  Fred Rogers Center at Saint Vincent College, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe.  10 a.m.

(Source:  Crisci Associates PA Capitol Digest)

 

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Session schedule

The House is scheduled to return to voting session in the Fall on September 19.  The Senate is scheduled to return on September 26.

The Senate Friday released its full Fall schedule of 10 voting days: September 26, 27, 28; October 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, November 16.

On the Governor’s Desk

Abandoned Contraband: Senate Bill 533 (Eichelberger-R-Blair) further providing for the disposition of abandoned contraband by Board of Probation and Parole.  A House Fiscal Note and summary.

Public hearing

August 10– House Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on use of body cameras by law enforcement.  Fred Rogers Center at Saint Vincent College, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe.  10 a.m.

(Source:  Crisci Associates PA Capitol Digest)

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SEPTEMBER 1 IS THE DEADLINE TO COMMENT ON THE FOLLOWING PROPOSED CHANGES

Proposed amendment to Comment on Rule of Evidence 902.

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Rule of Evidence 901.  Authenticating or identifying evidence.

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Public Hearing

August 10–  House Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on use of body cameras by law enforcement.  Fred Rogers Center at Saint Vincent College, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe.  10 a.m.

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In Re: Order Rescinding and Replacing Rule 105 of the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure No. 477 Criminal Procedural Rules Docket  (Promulgation of Local Rules)

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Supreme Court orders establishment of websites for local court rules

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In Re: Order Rescinding and Replacing Rule 121 and Rule 1121 of the Pennsylvania Rules of Juvenile Court Procedure No. 700 Supreme Court Rules Docket (Promulgation of Local Rules)

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September 16 is deadline to comment on proposed changes to Criminal Rule 590 (Pleas and Plea Agreements)

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(The information below is from Crisci Associates PA Capitol Digest)

Session Schedule

The House and Senate, having passed the State budget, adjourned for the Independence Day weekend without passing passing revenue bills to fund the budget.  As of Friday, it was uncertain whether the House and Senate will return to session on July 5.

Bills Moving

Juvenile Offenses: House Bill 2153 (Nesbit-R-Butler) relating to juvenile summary offenses enforcement was reported out of the House Judiciary Committee, referred into and out of the House Rules Committee, referred into and out of the House Appropriations Committee and passed by the House.  The bill now goes to the Senate for action. A House Fiscal Note and summary is now available.

Child Abuse: House Bill 1947 (Marsico-R-Dauphin) eliminating the statute of limitations on child abuse cases  (House Fiscal Note and summary) was amended to remove the unlimited statute of limitations on criminal charges and reported out of the Senate Judiciary Committee, was referred into and out of the Senate Appropriations Committee and was passed by the Senate. The bill returns to the House for a concurrence vote.  A Senate Fiscal Note is available.

Child Abuse Prevention: Senate Bill 1311 (Vance-R- Cumberland) further providing for child abuse prevention and treatment (sponsor summary) was passed by the Senate and now goes to the House for action.

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September 16 is deadline to comment on proposed new Rule 791 for obtaining limited access to criminal records

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Jarad W. Handelman, Esquire appointed to Criminal Procedural Rules Committee

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The information below is from Crisci Associates PA Capitol Digest

Session schedule

Senate

June 27, 28, 29, 30

House

June 27, 28, 29, 30

On the Governor’s desk

Appraisers: Senate Bill 1270 (Killion-R-Delaware) providing for criminal history record check for real estate appraisers. A Senate Fiscal Note and summary is available.

Bills moving

Abandoned Contraband: Senate Bill 533 (Eichelberger-R-Blair) further providing for the disposition of abandoned contraband by Board of Probation and Parole was amended on the House Floor, referred into and out of the House Appropriations Committee and was passed by the House.  A House Fiscal Note and summary.  The bill now returns to the Senate for a concurrence vote.

Firearms: House Bill 1770 (Santarsiero-D-Berks) providing for a no-fly list gun sale prohibition (sponsor summary) was reported out of the House Judiciary Committee and was referred to the House Rules Committee.

Child Abuse Prevention: Senate Bill 1311 (Vance-R-Cumberland) further providing for child abuse prevention and treatment (sponsor summary) was reported from the Senate Judiciary Committee and is now on the Senate Calendar for action.

Senate Judiciary Committee meets June 27 on appellate court nominations

June 27–  Senate Judiciary Committee meets to consider the nominations of Judge Sallie Mundy for Supreme Court of PA; Carl A. Solano, Honorable Lillian Harris Ransom and Hugh Geoffrey Moulton, Jr. for Superior Court of PA; Joseph Cosgrove and Julia Hearthway for Commonwealth Court of PA.  Hearing Room 1 North Office Building. 11 a.m.

 

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In Re: Order Revising the Comment to Rule 523 of the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, No. 475 Criminal Procedural Rules Docket

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Amendments to Criminal Rules 408, 413, 452, 455 and 1031 are approved

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The items below are provided by Crisci Associates PA Capitol Digest

Session Schedule

Senate

June [20, 21,]* 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

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House

June 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

Bills Moving

Incarcerated Parents: Senate Bill 163 (Greenleaf-R-Montgomery) further providing for children of incarcerated parents was passed by the Senate and now goes to the House for action.  A Senate Fiscal Note and summary is available.

Crime Victims Committee: Senate Bill 1113 (Ward-R-Westmoreland) crime victims’ representation on Victims’ Services Advisory Committee (sponsor summary) was passed by the Senate and now goes to the House for action.

Abandoned Contraband: Senate Bill 533 (Eichelberger-R-Blair) further providing for the disposition of abandoned contraband by Board of Probation and Parole was amended and reported from the House Judiciary Committee and is now on the House Calendar for action.

Firearms Regulation: House Bill 1496 (Stephens-R-Montgomery) increasing maximum penalties for felons possessing firearms (House Fiscal Note and summary is available), House Bill 1497 (Stephens-R-Montgomery) increasing penalties for juvenile felons and juvenile drug dealers using firearms (House Fiscal Note and summary is available), House Bill 1498 (Stephens-R-Montgomery) ensuring mental health disqualifications are sent to national firearms background check system (House Fiscal Note and summary is available) were reported out of the House Rules Committee, referred into and out of the House Appropriations Committee and were passed by the House.  The bills now go to the Senate for action.

Nominations for Judicial vacancies.  

Governor Wolf announced the nominations last Monday.  Senate confirmation is required.

— Supreme Court – Judge Sallie Mundy (to replace Justice Eakin)

— Superior Court – Carl Solano, Judge Lillian Harris Ransom and Geoffrey Moulton

— Commonwealth Court – Joe Cosgrove and Julia Hearthway

— Bucks County Court of Common Pleas – Jeffrey G. Trauger

— Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas – Joseph Walsh

— City of Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas: Stella Tsai, Vincent Furlong, Daniel Sulman, Lucretia Clemons, Roger Gordon and Vincent Melchiorre

— Chester County Magisterial District Court – Elizabeth Curtis Swain

 

 

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In Re: Order Amending Rules 408, 413, 423, 452, 455, and 1031 of the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure – No. 474 Criminal Procedural Rules Docket

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In Re: Order Amending Rule 1737 of The Pennsylvania Rules of Appellate Procedure No. 263 Appellate Procedural Rules Docket

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In Re: Order Amending Rule 531 of The Pennsylvania Rules of Appellate Procedure No. 262 Appellate Procedural Rules Docket

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Happy Flag Day–June 14

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The information below is from Crisci Associates PA Capitol Digest

Session schedule

Senate

June 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

House

June 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

Bills moving

Crime Victims: Senate Bill 1113 (Ward-R-Westmoreland) crime victims’ representation on Victims’ Services Advisory Committee (sponsor summary) was reported from the Senate Judiciary Committee and is now on the Senate Calendar for action.

Firearms Regulation: House Bill 1496 (Stephens-R-Montgomery) increasing maximum penalties for felons possessing firearms (amended and referred to the House Rules Committee), House Bill 1497 (Stephens-R-Montgomery) increasing penalties for juvenile felons and juvenile drug dealers using firearms (amended and referred to the House Rules Committee), House Bill 1498 (Stephens-R-Montgomery) ensuring mental health disqualifications are sent to national firearms background check system (amended and referred to the House Rules Committee) were reported out of the House Judiciary Committee and re-referred to the House Rules Committee.

Background Checks: Senate Bill 1156 (Sabatina-R-Philadelphia) further providing for background checks for doctors and hospital personnel was amended on the House Floor and was referred into and out of the House Appropriations Committee and is now on the House Calendar for action.

Laboratory User Fee: House Bill 2058 (Farry-R-Bucks) authorizing blood draws by paramedics in DUI cases was reported out of the House Appropriations Committee and is now on the House Calendar for action.

Firearms Reciprocity Agreements: House Bill 1287 (Metcalfe-R-Butler) requiring reciprocity agreements to share firearm permittee information by law enforcement personnel was amended and reported out of the House State Government Committee and was referred to the House Rules Committee as all bills are this time of year.

Bill introduced

Juvenile Lifers Task Force: House Resolution 915 (Dawkins-D-Philadelphia) establishing a Task Force On Juvenile Life Sentences (sponsor summary).

Public hearings

June 13– Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the constitutional issues pertinent to House Bill 1947 (Marsico-R- Dauphin) amends the statute of limitations in cases of child sexual abuse (House Fiscal Note and summary). Hearing Room 1, North Office Building. 10 a.m.

June 14–  House Judiciary Committee meets to consider Senate Bill 533 (Eichelberger-R- Blair) further providing for the disposition of abandoned contraband by Board of Probation and Parole (Senate Fiscal Note and summary).  Room 140 Main Capitol. 10 a.m.

 

Happy Army Day–June 14

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