The House canceled its sessions for this week. The House and Senate are off this week and return to session on December 5.
Senate Bill 1183 (Orie-R-Allegheny) passed the Senate by 49-0 on November 15 and was sent to the House. The bill concerns sexual abuse of minors, creating new offenses, and expanding the time sexual offenders must be registered as a result of convictions for certain offenses.
ON THE CALENDAR FOR DECEMBER 5
House Bill 1397 (Vereb-R-Montgomery) providing for the offense of sexual assault by sports official. The bill covers sexual offenses against persons under the age of 18 by officials including coaches and umpires of non-profit and for-profit organizations.
The House Judiciary Committee meets November 22 to consider the following bills:
House Bill 1958 (Marsico-R-Dauphin) further providing for the registration of sex offenders. The bill addresses registration of transients ad juvenile sexual offenders. The bill would create a three tier classification of sexual offenses and provides for victim notification.
Senate Bill 815 (Baker-R-Luzerne) further providing for the right to counsel by juveniles. On June 8, this bill passed the Senate by 49-0.
Senate Bill 817 (Baker-R-Luzerne) clarifying the use of restraints on juveniles in court. On June 8, this bill passed the Senate by 49-0.
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