Title 204—JUDICIAL SYSTEM GENERAL PROVISIONS
PART V. PROFESSIONAL ETHICS AND CONDUCT
[ 204 PA. CODE CH. 93 ]
Amendments to Rules of Organization and Procedure of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania; Order No. 90
[49 Pa.B. 2216]
[Saturday, May 4, 2019]
By Order dated February 25, 2019, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania amended Pa.R.D.E. 219(f) related to the timelines for attorney registration. By this Order, the Board is making conforming changes to its Rules to reflect the adoption of those amendments.
The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania finds that:
(1) To the extent that 42 Pa.C.S. § 1702 (relating to rule making procedures) and Article II of the act of July 31, 1968 (P.L. 769, No. 240), known as the Commonwealth Documents Law, would otherwise require notice of proposed rulemaking with respect to the amendments adopted hereby, those proposed rulemaking procedures are inapplicable because the amendments adopted hereby relate to agency procedure and are perfunctory in nature.
(2) The amendments to the Rules of Organization and Procedure of the Board adopted hereby are not inconsistent with the Pennsylvania Rules of Disciplinary Enforcement and are necessary and appropriate for the administration of the affairs of the Board.
The Board, acting pursuant to Pa.R.D.E. 205(c)(12), orders:
(1) Title 204 of the Pennsylvania Code is hereby amended as set forth in Annex A hereto.
(2) The Executive Director shall duly certify this Order, and deposit the same with the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts as required by Pa.R.J.A. 103(c).
(3) The amendments adopted hereby shall take effect upon publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.
By the Disciplinary Board of the
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
JESSE G. HEREDA,
TITLE 204. JUDICIAL SYSTEM GENERAL PROVISIONS
PART V. PROFESSIONAL ETHICS AND CONDUCT
Subpart C. DISCIPLINARY BOARD OF THE SUPREME COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA
CHAPTER 93. ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION
Subchapter G. FINANCIAL MATTERS
ANNUAL REGISTRATION OF ATTORNEYS
§ 93.144. Administrative suspension for failure to comply.
(a) Action by Attorney Registration Office. Enforcement Rule 219(f) provides that when any attorney fails to complete the registration required by §§ 93.141 and 93.142 by July  16, the Attorney Registration Office shall:
(1) automatically assess against the attorney a non-waivable late payment penalty established by the Board;
(2) automatically add to the delinquent account of any attorney who has failed to complete registration by August  1, a second, non-waivable late payment penalty established by the Board;
(3) after August  1, certify to the Supreme Court the name of every attorney who has failed to comply with the registration and payment requirements of §§ 93.141 and 93.142 of these rules; and
(4) upon the Supreme Court's entry of an order of administrative suspension as provided in subsection (b) of this rule, transmit by certified mail, addressed to the last known mailing address of the attorney, or by electronic means, the order of administrative suspension and a notice that the attorney shall comply with Enforcement Rule 217 (relating to formerly admitted attorneys), a copy of which shall be included with the notice.
For purposes of assessing the late payment penalties prescribed by this section, registration shall not be deemed to be complete until the Attorney Registration Office receives a completed annual fee form and satisfactory payment of the annual fee and of all outstanding collection fees and late payment penalties. If a check in payment of the delinquency has been returned to the Board unpaid, a collection fee, as established by the Board under § 93.142(b)(2) of these rules, shall be added to the attorney's delinquent account and registration shall not be deemed to be complete until the delinquent account has been paid in full.
The amount of the late payment penalties shall be established by the Board annually pursuant to the provisions of § 93.145(b) of these rules.
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[Pa.B. Doc. No. 19-651. Filed for public inspection May 3, 2019, 9:00 a.m.]
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