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


Session schedule

Senate (unless sooner recalled)

November 16, 17, 18

December 7, 8, 9


November 9, 10, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 (Non-Voting)

December 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16

Bill signed into law

Union Intimidation: House Bill 874 (Marsico-R-Dauphin) further providing for the offenses of harassment, stalking and threat to use weapons of mass destruction.  A House Fiscal Note and summary is available.  The bill was signed into law as Act 59.

Public hearing

November 10– House Judiciary Committee meets to consider House Bill 1538 (White   relating to the release of law enforcement officer information when a firearm is discharged (sponsor summary).  Room 140.  10 a.m.

(Source for above items, Crisci Associates PA Capitol Digest)


January 8 is deadline to comment on changes to Rules of Evidence

Proposed Amendment of Pa.R.E. 803.1 and Pa.R.E. 804

Proposed Amendment of Pa.R.E. 803(6), (8), (10) with Revision of the Comment to Pa.R.E. 803(7) and New-Pa.R.E. 902(13)


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