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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 19-1543


Title 201—RULES OF

[ 201 PA. CODE CH. 19 ]

Order Adopting Rule 1908 of the Rules of Judicial Administration; No. 520 Judicial Administration Doc.

[49 Pa.B. 6061]
[Saturday, October 19, 2019]


Per Curiam

And Now, this 3rd day of October, 2019, it is Ordered pursuant to Article V, Section 10 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania that Rule 1908 of the Pennsylvania Rules of Judicial Administration is adopted in the form as follows.

 To the extent that notice of proposed rulemaking would be required by Rule 103 of the Pennsylvania Rules of Judicial Administration or otherwise, the rule herein is required in the interest of justice and efficient administration.

 This Order shall be processed in accordance with Pa.R.J.A. No. 103(b), and shall be effective in thirty days.

Annex A




Rule 1908. Filling of vacancies.

 When a court of common pleas is filling a vacancy to an elected office under a statutory duty, the following procedures shall apply:

 (a) The Court shall receive applications from any interested candidates for the position pursuant to a deadline established by the court.

 (b) The names of all candidates under consideration and any written application materials submitted by any candidate are public information and shall be made available to any member of the public upon request. The following items included in any written application materials shall not be publicly released: the candidate's Social Security number; the candidate's home address, personal telephone number, and personal email address; and information pertaining to the name, home address, or date of birth of children under 17 years of age.

 (c) Selection shall be by a vote of the commissioned judges of the court, including the president judge. In the event of a tie vote, the president judge will cast the deciding vote.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 19-1543. Filed for public inspection October 18, 2019, 9:00 a.m.]

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