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

The Senate Judiciary Committee meets February 8 the consider the following bills:
Senate Bill 42 (Greenleaf-R-Montgomery), which tightens registration requirements for sexual offenders.

Senate Bill 59 (Greenleaf-R-Montgomery) which provides for the review of complaints, for criminal investigations and for target letters of the Judicial Conduct Board,

Senate Bill 211 (Eichelberger-R-Blair) which address forfeiture of property to county boards of probation and parole.

On February 9, the Joint Legislative Budget and Finance Committee meets to release reports on Pennsylvania’s Instant Check System for Firearms Purchases.

Session Schedule

Senate
February 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 28
March 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 (Budget Hearings Weeks of 14th, 21th & 28th)
April 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 26, 27
May 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 23, 24
June 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30

House
February 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 28
March 1, 2, 7, 8, and 9, (Budget Hearings Weeks of 14th, 21th & 28th)
April 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, (25 NV), 26, and 27
May 2, 3, 4, 9. 10, 11, 23, 24, and 25
June 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, and 30

Pennsylvania Bar Association announces March hearings on State Constitution

The Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Constitutional Review Commission will hold public hearings as follows:

March 1, Structure of General Assembly, Montgomery County Bar Association, 4 to 8 p.m., 100 West Airy Street, Norristown

March 16, Judiciary, Widener Law School, 1 to 4:30 p.m., Room A-180, Harrisburg

March 23, Legislative Reapportionment, Duquesne School of Law, Pittsburgh

March 25, Local Government, Pennsylvania Bar Institute headquarters, Mechanicsburg, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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