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

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Session schedule

The House and Senate meet June 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30.  The Pennsylvania Constitution requires that the State budget be passed by June 30.

On the Governor’s desk

Scrap Metal Theft From Railroads: Senate Bill 1077 (Argall-R-Schuylkill) further providing for scrap material theft with respect to railroads.  A summary and House Fiscal Note are available.

Bills moving

House

Scrap Metal Theft From Railroads: Senate Bill 1077 (Argall-R-Schuylkill) further providing for scrap material theft with respect to railroads was concurred in by the House.  A summary and House Fiscal Note are available.  The bill now goes to the Governor for his action.

Use Of DNA: Senate Bill 150 (Pileggi-R-Delaware) authorizing additional use of DNA data was removed from the Table and is now on the House Calendar for action.

Human Trafficking: Senate Bill 75 (Greenleaf-R-Montgomery) further providing penalties for human trafficking was removed from the Table and is now on the House Calendar for action.

Senate

Legal Services: House Bill 1337 (Toohil-R-Luzerne) providing funding for legal services for low-income citizens was reported from the Senate Appropriations Committee and is now on the Senate Calendar for action.  A summary and Senate Fiscal Note are available.

Public hearings

June 23– Senate Appropriations Committee meets to consider Senate Bill 922 (Brubaker-R-Lancaster) comprehensive pension reform, House Bill 1090 (Youngblood-D- Philadelphia) further providing for protective custody of newborn children- House summary.  Rules Room. Off the Floor.

June 24– Senate Judiciary Committee meets to consider House Bill 2107 (Murt-R-Adams) providing penalties for dissemination of intimate images- House summary.  Room 8E-B East Wing.  11:30.

June 25– House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee holds an informational meeting on House Bill 2014 (Hennessey-R-Chester) further providing for criminal background checks under the Older Adults Protective Services Act- sponsor summary. Room 60 East Wing. 9:30.

July 23– House Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on PA Fingerprint Reporting.  Room 140. 10:00.

Source:  Crisci Associates PA Capitol Digest

Supreme Court adopts new Rules

Order for new Rule 771 and revision to comment to Rule 471

Final Report

New Rule 771 and revised comment to Rule 471

The changes concern filing court reports with PennDOT.  The changes are effective July 16.

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