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

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Session schedule

Senate

March 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 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

Bills moving.

Medical Marijuana: Senate Bill 3 (Folmer-R-Lebanon) legalizing the use of medical marijuana was amended extensively on the House Floor, referred into and out of the House Appropriations Committee and was passed by the House.  A House Fiscal Note and summary are available.  The bill now returns to the Senate for a concurrence vote.

Law & Justice Codification: Senate Bill 579 (Greenleaf-R- Montgomery) Law and Justice Code codification (sponsor summary) was amended and reported out of the Senate Judiciary Committee and is now on the Senate Calendar for action.

Special prosecutor:  The Senate Judiciary Committee amended and unanimously reported out Senate Bill 1031 (Gordner-R-Columbia) to allow for the appointment of independent counsel to investigate alleged wrongdoing by an Attorney General, employees of the Office of Attorney General or those holding leadership positions in a political committee related to the election of an Attorney General.  Senate Bill 1031 now moves to the full Senate for its consideration.  A sponsor summary is available.

Public hearing

March 22– NEW. Senate Judiciary Committee meets to consider Senate Bill 1134 (Greenleaf-R-Montgomery) further providing for post-conviction DNA testing (sponsor summary).

(Source:  Crisci Associates PA Capitol Digest)

May 6 is deadline to comment on proposed amendments to Criminal Rules on electronic filing and service
Click for text of proposed changes

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HAPPY SPRING

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