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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 01-1884


Title 255--LOCAL


Rules of the Court of Common Pleas; No. 96-1335 Civil Term

[31 Pa.B. 5795]

Order of Court

   And Now, this 8th day of October, 2001, the following Rules of the Court of Common Pleas of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, are hereby promulgated and adopted for use, effective October 8, 2001, or thirty (30) days after publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

   Pursuant to Pa.R.C.P. 239, the Court Administrator is directed to forward seven (7) certified copies of this order to the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, two (2) certified copies to the Legislative Reference Bureau for publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin together with a diskette, formatted in Microsoft Word for Windows reflecting the text in the hard copy version, one (1) copy to the Supreme Court Civil Procedural Rules Committee and/or the Supreme Court Domestic Relations Committee, and one (1) copy to the Cumberland Law Journal.

By the Court

President Judge

Rule 1910.12.  Conduct of Hearing: Exceptions.

   (a)  Hearings shall be conducted by the Support Master.

   (b)  The Support Master shall engage the services of a stenographer; however, the notes of testimony shall not be transcribed unless:

   (1)  required by the Support Master to prepare the report and recommendation to the Court, or

   (2)  ordered by the Court following the filing of exceptions.

   (c)  It shall be the responsibility of the party who first files exceptions to obtain an order directing that the notes of testimony be transcribed. The party filing the exceptions shall bear the cost of the original transcript. If both parties file exceptions, the cost of the original transcript shall be shared equally. Nothing herein shall prevent the Court from thereafter reallocating the costs of the transcript as part of a final order.

   (d)  When exceptions are filed, the Domestic Relations Office shall forthwith forward the cases to the Court Administrator who shall assign them to the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas on a rotating basis.

   Note: In Cumberland County the ''Hearing Officer'' referred to in Rule 1910.12 Pa.R.C.P. is designated as the Support Master.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 01-1884. Filed for public inspection October 19, 2001, 9:00 a.m.]

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