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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 06-2054



Adoption of New Local Rules of Court--2002; No. CP-03-AD-0000189-2002

[36 Pa.B. 6376]
[Saturday, October 21, 2006]


   And Now, this 3rd day of October, 2006, it is hereby Ordered that Local Rule of Criminal Procedure be adopted, numbered 117, to read as follows:

Rule 117 Magisterial District Judges. Coverage.    Admission to Bail by Jail Warden or Designee
(a)  All Magisterial District Judge Offices shall be open for regular business from 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., prevailing time, Monday through Friday, except for County holidays.
(b)  Magisterial District Judges shall be available twenty-four hours per day every day to provide continuous coverage for the services recited in Pa.R.Cr.P. 117(a) and for services required in any Protection from Abuse Act case. A Magisterial District Judge shall be deemed to have satisfied this directive by remaining on-call during non-regular business hours on a rotating basis pursuant to a schedule prepared by the Court. The schedule, and any amendments or alterations thereof, shall be distributed and publicized in accord with past practice.
(c)  On forms prescribed by the Court, a Magisterial District Judge may request additions or amendments to the schedule prepared by the Court in order to provide for vacations, emergencies, and the like.
(d)  In addition to those persons who are authorized by statute or the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure to admit an arrestee to bail, the Warden of the Armstrong County Jail, or the designee of the Warden, shall have the authority to do the same in accordance with and subject to the limitations of the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure.

   It is further Ordered that the Court Administrator take all steps required by Pa.R.Cr.P. No. 105 for the publication, distribution and dissemination of the amendments and supplements provided for herein.

   It is lastly Ordered that the amendments and supplements provided for herein shall be effective thirty (30) days after publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

By the Court

President Judge

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 06-2054. Filed for public inspection October 20, 2006, 9:00 a.m.]

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