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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 99-1620



Local Rule 1107, Juror Information Questionnaires; No. 186 of 1999, Criminal Division

[29 Pa.B. 4949]


   And Now, this 2nd day of September, 1999, pursuant to Rule 6 of the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, it is hereby ordered that the above-stated Local Rule be adopted as follows.

   The Clerk of Courts is directed as follows:

   (1)  Seven certified copies of the Local Rule shall be filed with the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts.

   (2)  Two certified copies of the Local Rule shall be distributed to the Legislative Reference Bureau for publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

   (3)  One certified copy of the Local Rule shall be sent to the State Criminal Procedural Rules Committee.

   (4)  One certified copy shall be sent to the Fayette County Law Library.

   (5)  One certified copy shall be sent to the Editor of the Fayette Legal Journal.

   This Local Rule shall be continuously available for public inspection and copying in the Office of the Clerk of Courts. Upon request and payment of reasonable costs of reproduction and mailing, the Clerk shall furnish to any person a copy of any local rule.

   This Local Rule shall be effective 30 days after the date of publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

By the Court

President Judge

Rule 1107
Juror Information Questionnaires

Rule 1107.1

   Confidential Juror Information Questionnaires (''questionnaires'') will be maintained securely in the office of the Jury Commissioners. The juror questionnaires shall not constitute a public record.

Rule 1107.2

   Complete and accurate copies of the original questionnaires (''copies'') shall be collated into numbered binders which shall be available only to judges, attorneys for the Commonwealth and defendants' attorneys. Attorneys and judges may examine copies prior to jury selection by making arrangements with the designated custodian. The Court Administrator shall be the official custodian. Copies shall be made available from and returned to the office of the Court Administrator. Copies shall not constitute public records.

Rule 1107.3

   Copies shall not be removed from the designated area except upon prior court order for good cause shown. The designated area shall be any courtroom. Copies shall not be duplicated, distributed or published. Defendants shall not be furnished copies of the questionnaires unless they are unrepresented by counsel at trial.

Rule 1107.4
Dispositions of Questionnaires and Copies

   (A)  Impaneled jurors; original questionnaires. All original questionnaires of all impaneled jurors shall be retained by the Jury Commissioners in a sealed file and shall be destroyed (1) year after the trial session in which they were selected, unless otherwise ordered by the Court.

   (B)  Impaneled jurors; copies. At the completion of selection of all juries for each trial session, all copies shall be returned to the Jury Commissioners and destroyed, unless otherwise ordered by the trial judge upon timely request of any unrepresented defendant, any defendant's attorney, or the attorney for the Commonwealth.

   (C)  Jurors not impaneled. All original and all copies of questionnaires of all jurors not impaneled and not selected for any trial shall be destroyed upon completion of the jurors' service.

Rule 1107.5
Supplemental Questionnaires

   The Jury Commissioners are hereby authorized to require the completion of a supplemental confidential juror information questionnaire mandated by Pa.R.Crim.P. 1107.

Rule 1107.6
Completion of Questionnaires and Supplemental Questionnaires

   The Jury Commissioners shall develop appropriate procedures for distributing or mailing, collecting, collating, copying, binding, maintaining, securing and destroying questionnaires, supplemental questionnaires and all copies, as provided and required by law. The Jury Commissioner shall, in writing, inform jurors of the procedures for maintaining confidentiality of the questionnaires.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 99-1620. Filed for public inspection September 24, 1999, 9:00 a.m.]

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