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

PaCapitol Session schedule

The House and Senate meet Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Governor signs bill on sexual violence Senate Bill 681 (Greenleaf-R- Montgomery) was signed into law as Act 25.  The act provides for protective orders in favor of victims of sexual violence or intimidation.  The protective orders can last up to 36 months.

Public hearings

March 31– House Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on drug courts and heroin crisis.  Room 205 Ryan Building. 10:00.

April 1– Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on Senate Bill 979 (Greenleaf-R- Montgomery) establishing the PA Center for Effective Indigent Defense Legal Representation– sponsor summary.  Hearing Room 1, North Office Building. 10:30.

April 1– Joint House Judiciary – Transportation Committees hold an information meeting on DUI laws.  Room 205 Ryan Building.  10:00.

April 2– Senate Communications and Technology Committee meets to consider Senate Bill 1290(Vulakovich-R-Beaver) requiring the disclosure of wireless device location information– sponsor summary.  Room 461 Capitol Building.  9:30.

April 10– House Consumer Affairs Committee holds a hearing on variable rate electric rate contracts.  Allegheny Court House, Gold Room, 436 Grant St., Pittsburgh. 10:00.

April 29– Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on Senate Bill 1215 (White-R- Indiana) transferring Clerks of Court and Prothonotaries to the Judicial System– sponsor summary.  Hearing Room 1, North Office Building. 10:30.

Supreme Court extends CP and MC criminal e-filing pilot program until April 2015

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