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


Session schedule

The House and Senate return to session on November 12.  It will be a non-voting session.  The caucuses will organize for the next General Assembly.  The term ends on November 30.

Bill signed

House Bill 80 (Metcalfe-R-Butler) giving “membership organizations” (read the NRA) standing to challenge local ordinances regulating firearms, along with other provisions.  A summary and House Fiscal Note are available.  It was signed into law as Act 192.

Public hearing

November 20– House Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on Department of Corrections staffing levels. Bellefonte Courthouse Annex, Bellefonte. 10 a.m.

(Source:  Crisci Associates PA Capitol Digest)

Supreme Court amends rules for judicial candidates

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Honorable Kevin Dougherty appointed Chair of Administrative Governing Board

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