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January 3 swearing in day


November 22 (non-voting)

January 3 swearing in day

On the Governor’s Desk

The following bills were given final approval by the Senate and House and are now on the Governor’s desk for action–

Hunting Weapons: House Bill 263 (Gabler-R-Clearfield) removing the prohibition of air, chemical or gas cylinder powered, semi-automatic weapons for hunting.

Withholding Officer Names Involved In Shootings: House Bill 1538 (White-R- Philadelphia) further providing for the release of law enforcement officer information when a firearm is discharged or force is used (House Fiscal Noteand summary).

(Source:  Crisci Associates PA Capitol Digest)

In Re: Order Amending Rules 380 and 1380 of the Pennsylvania Rules of Juvenile Court Procedure, No. 716 Supreme Court Rules Docket  (Preservation of testimony when witness may be unavailable at time of trial).

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PA Courts Infographic:  How new limited access law differs from expungement

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November 30 is deadline to apply for Juvenile Procedural Rules Committee

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