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Supreme Court adopts new rules and comments on guilty pleas and restitution

In Re: Order Adopting New Rule 705.1, Amending Rules 454, 462, and 1010, and Approving the Revision of the Comments to Rules 409, 414, 424, 455, 550, 590, and 704 of the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, No. 471 Criminal Procedural Rules Docket

Order

Rules 

Final ReportFinal Report

(Source for items below:  Crisci Associates PA Capitol Digest)

Session schedule

Senate

March 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23

April 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13

May 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18

June 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

House

March 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23

April 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13

May 2, 3, 4, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25

June 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

Senator Greenleaf introduces bill to prevent employers from using criminal records against existing employees

Senate Bill 1135 (Greenleaf-R-Montgomery) further providing for the use of criminal records by employers (sponsor summary).

Senate Republican leaders challenge working of referendum to raise retirement age for Judges.

Click for report from PennLive.com

Weeks ahead

March 15– NEW. Senate Judiciary Committee meets to consider Senate Bill 579 (Greenleaf-R-Montgomery) Law and Justice Code codification (sponsor summary), House Bill 665 (M.Keller-R-Perry) changes relating to power of attorney (House Fiscal Note and summary), House Bill 215 (Gingrich-R-Lebanon) making changes related to the offense of abuse of a care-dependent person (House Fiscal Note and summary).  Room 8E-B East Wing. 11:30 a.m.

March 15– NEW. Sen. Stewart Greenleaf, Majority Chair Senate Judiciary Committee, chairs a roundtable discussion on mandatory minimum sentences in PA with Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform, and Bernie Kerik, former New York City Police Commissioner.  Senate Majority Caucus Room. 10 a.m.

March 16– NEW. House Children and Youth Committee holds an information meeting on implementation of evidence-based home and community programs as an alternative to the detention of certain youth in the juvenile justice system. Room 60 East Wing. 10:00.

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