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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 14-2059



Amendments to Rules of Criminal Procedure; Doc. No. 14-00007

[44 Pa.B. 6229]
[Saturday, October 4, 2014]


And Now, this 8th day of September, 2014, it is hereby Ordered and Directed as follows:

 1. Lycoming County Rule of Criminal Procedure L530 is hereby promulgated.

 2. The Prothonotary is directed to:

 a. Forward two (2) certified copies of this order and a computer disk containing the text of the local rule to the Legislative Reference Bureau for publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

 b. File one (1) certified copy of this order with the Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Courts.

 c. Forward one (1) copy of this order to the chairman of the Lycoming County Customs and Rules Committee.

 3. The District Court Administrator shall publish a copy of new rule L530 on the Unified Judicial System's web site.

 4. The revisions shall become effective 30 days after the publication of this order in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

By the Court

President Judge

L530. Designation and Powers of County Bail Agency.

 A. The Lycoming County Bail Release Program is hereby designated as the county bail agency pursuant to Pa.R.Crim.P. 530.

 B. The bail agency shall have all of the duties and powers specified in Pa.R.Crim.P. 530, including the authority to supervise persons released on bail pursuant to conditions established by the bail agency and approved by the court, and the authority, upon issuance of a bail piece, to apprehend and detain a defendant for the purpose of bringing the defendant before the bail authority, as provided for in Pa.R.Crim.P. 536(B).

 C. The county bail agency shall, in all cases, be qualified to act as supervisory agency with respect to supervised and intensive supervised bail, and may be so designated by the court or issuing authority; but the county bail agency shall incur no financial liability by acting as supervisory agency.

 D. Designation of the county bail agency as the supervisory agency in supervised and intensive supervised bail cases shall subject the defendant to the supervisory rules and regulations of that agency.

 E. Designation of the county bail agency as supervisory agency shall authorize the county bail agency to charge a fee payable to Lycoming County for the performance of the supervisory obligations mandated by Pa.R.Crim.P. 530, which fee will be set from time to time by administrative order of the court.

 F. Nothing in this rule shall prohibit the posting of any other type of bail allowed under Pa.R.Crim.P. 527, by other private or licensed sureties.

 G. Any designation of the Lycoming County Bail Release Program as supervisory agency shall be listed on the bail bond as a condition of bail pursuant to Pa.R.Crim.P. 526.

 H. Any defendant taken into custody pursuant to a bail piece issued by a judge of this court under section A of this rule shall be processed and afforded a hearing before the court in accordance with the procedure set forth in Pa.R.Crim.P. 150.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 14-2059. Filed for public inspection October 3, 2014, 9:00 a.m.]

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