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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 15-1226


Title 255—LOCAL


Criminal Rule of Procedure 530 Designation, Duties and Powers of County Bail Agency; AD 64-15

[45 Pa.B. 3548]
[Saturday, July 4, 2015]

Order of Court

And Now, this 22nd day of June, 2015 at 3:30 p.m., Schuylkill County Criminal Rule of Procedure, Rule 530, Designation, Duties and Powers of County Bail Agency is adopted for use in the Court of Common Pleas of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, Twenty-First Judicial District, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, effective thirty days after publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

 The Clerk of Courts of Schuylkill County is Ordered and Directed to do the following:

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

 2) Forward two (2) certified copies of this Order and Rule and a CD-ROM containing the text of the local rules to the Legislative Reference Bureau for publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

 3) Forward one (1) certified copy of this Order and Rules with the Pennsylvania Criminal Procedural Rules Committee.

 4) Forward one (1) copy to the Schuylkill County Law Library for publication in the Schuylkill Legal Record.

 5) Copies shall be kept continuously available for public inspection in the Office of the Schuylkill County Clerk of Courts and the Schuylkill County Law Library.

 It is further Ordered that said rule as it existed prior to the amendment is hereby repealed and annulled on the effective date of said rule as amended, but no right acquired thereunder shall be disturbed.

By the Court

President Judge

Rule 530. Designation, Duties and Powers of County Bail Agency.

 (a) The Schuylkill County Bail Release Program, which shall be administered by the Schuylkill County Adult Probation Department, is hereby designated as the county bail agency pursuant to Pa.R.Crim.P. 530.

 (b) The county bail agency shall have all the duties and powers specified in Pa.R.Crim.P. 530, which shall include, but not be limited to:

 (1) the authority to make recommendations to the bail authorities concerning the conditions of release on bail;

 (2) the authority to supervise defendants released on bail pursuant to conditions approved by the bail authorities;

 (3) the power to subject defendants released on bail under its supervision to reasonable rules and regulations to implement the bail agency's functions; and

 (4) upon issuance of a bail piece, to apprehend and detain a defendant for the purpose of bringing the defendant before the bail authority pursuant to Pa.R.Crim.P. 536(B).

 (i) A defendant taken into custody pursuant to a bail piece issued by a judge of the Court shall be processed in accordance with the procedure set forth in Pa.R.Crim.P. 150.

 (c) The county bail agency shall, in all cases, be qualified and empowered to act as the supervisory agency over all defendants committed to supervised bail if so designated by the Court or other bail authority; but the county bail agency shall incur no financial liability by acting as the supervisory agency.

 (d) Designation by the bail authority of the county bail agency as the supervisory agency in a bail case shall subject the defendant to the supervisory rules and regulations of the county bail agency.

 (e) The county bail agency is hereby authorized to charge the defendant such fees for the performance of its supervisory duties as may be authorized from time to time by administrative order of the Court. The fees so charged to the defendant shall be payable to the County of Schuylkill.

 (f) Nothing in this rule shall prohibit the posting of any other type of bail permitted by Pa.R.Crim.P. 527 or 528 by a private or licensed surety.

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

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 15-1226. Filed for public inspection July 2, 2015, 9:00 a.m.]

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