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

The House and Senate are in recess until September.   The Senate will meet September 24, 25;   October 1, 2, 3, 15, 16, 17;  November 14 for election of leadership for next session.  The House will meet September 24, 25;  October 1, 2, 3, 4, 15, 16, 17, 18.  The House will meet in lame-duck sessions on November 13, 14, 19, 20.

Public Hearings

September 12—Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on Senate Bill 1002 (Stack-D-Phila) providing for the offense of home invasion.  Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market Street, 11th Floor, 10 a.m.

September 12—House Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on Senate Bill 943 (Corman-R-Centre) imposing an alcohol offense prevention fee in certain municipalities, Senate Bill 941 (Corman-R-Centre) further providing for misconduct, purchase and consumption of alcohol.   Council Chambers, State College.  10 a.m.

NEW September 18—House Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on House Bill 2590 (Saccone-R-Allegheny) providing for administrative subpoenas for investigations into sexual exploitation and abuse of children.  Jefferson Hills Municipal Center, Jefferson Hills, Allegheny County, 10 a.m.

NEW September 18–House Democratic Policy Committee will hold a hearing on the effects of solitary confinement.  Temple University President’s Conference Suite, Philadelphia, 10 a.m.

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 by clicking here.

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