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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 06-2506



Promulgation of Local Rule L.Crim.P. 117; No. 1662-2006-Civil

[36 Pa.B. 7806]
[Saturday, December 23, 2006]


   And Now, this 1st day of December, 2006, the Court Orders the following:

   1.  Local Rule of Criminal Procedure 117 is hereby adopted effective thirty (30) days after publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin;

   2.  The Court Administrator of the 60th Judicial District is hereby Ordered to do the following:

   a.  File seven (7) certified copies of this Order and the pertinent Rules with the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts;

   b.  File two (2) certified copies and a computer diskette containing this Order and the pertinent Rule with the Legislative Reference Bureau for publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin;

   c.  File one (1) certified copy of this Order and the pertinent Rule with the Civil Procedural Committee;

   d.  Provide one (1) copy of this Order and the Local Rule to each member of the Pike County Bar Association who maintain an active practice in Pike County; and

   e.  Keep continuously available for public inspection, copies of this Order and the Local Rules.

By the Court

President Judge

Local Rule 117--Coverage: Issuing Warrants; Preliminary Arraignments; and Setting and Accepting Bail.

   (a)  Magisterial District Judge Offices shall be open for regular business Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, during such hours as established by the President Judge, and as may be modified with the approval of the President Judge to meet the needs of the public and the Court.

   (b)  Magisterial District Judges shall be available twenty-four hours a day, every day of the calendar year to provide continuous coverage for the issuance of warrants, the holding of preliminary arraignments, the setting and accepting of bail, and the issuance of emergency orders under the Protection from Abuse Act,

   This rule shall be satisfied by the Magisterial District Judge remaining on-call during non-business hours on a rotating basis, pursuant to an annual schedule prepared by the District Court Administrator

   (c)  An on-call Magisterial District Judge, while on-call, and the Clerk of Courts, during business hours, are authorized to accept bail in accordance with the provisions and subject to the limitations of the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 06-2506. Filed for public inspection December 22, 2006, 9:00 a.m.]

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