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CHAPTER 3. JUDICIAL COUNCIL OF PENNSYLVANIA

JUDICIAL COUNCIL OF PENNSYLVANIA

Rule


301.    Judicial Council of Pennsylvania.
302.    Organization and procedure.
303.    [Rescinded].

POWERS OF THE JUDICIAL COUNCIL


311.    Recommendations to the Supreme Court.
312.    [Rescinded].
313.    [Rescinded].
314.    [Rescinded].

JUDICIAL COUNCIL OF PENNSYLVANIA


Rule 301. Judicial Council of Pennsylvania.

 (a)  Establishment and status. There shall be a Judicial Council of Pennsylvania. All actions of the Judicial Council shall be subject to the supervision and approval of the Supreme Court.

 (b)  Composition. The Judicial Council shall consist of the following members:

   (1)  The Chief Justice of Pennsylvania

   (2)  Two Justices of the Supreme Court selected by the Supreme Court

   (3)  The Court Administrator of Pennsylvania

   (4)  The President Judge of the Superior Court

   (5)  The President Judge of the Commonwealth Court

   (6)  The President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County

   (7)  The President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County

   (8)  The President of the Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges

   (9)  Three judges of the courts of common pleas appointed by the Supreme Court from judicial districts other than the First and Fifth judicial districts and no more than one of whom shall be from the same judicial district

   (10)  One member appointed by the Supreme Court from judges of courts other than appellate courts and the courts of common pleas

   (11)  Three non-judge members of the bar of the Supreme Court appointed by the Supreme Court from the Civil Procedural Rules Committee, the Criminal Procedural Rules Committee and the Minor Court Rules Committee, no more than one of whom shall be from the same Committee

   (12)  One non-judge member of the bar of the Supreme Court appointed by the Supreme Court

   (13)  Three non-lawyer electors appointed by the Chief Justice of Pennsylvania, each of whom shall be selected from a different geographical area of the Commonwealth

   (14)  One member of the Senate of Pennsylvania, appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate

   (15)  One member of the House of Representatives, appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives

   (16)  Three members appointed by the Governor

   (17)  One member of the Senate of Pennsylvania, appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate

   (18)  One member of the House of Representatives, appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives

   (19)  The President of the Pennsylvania Association of Court Management.

   (20)  Such advisory members as may be appointed by the Chief Justice. Advisory members shall not vote on matters before the Council

 (c)  Terms, etc.

   (1)  A member of the Council other than the advisory member shall serve for a term of three years commencing on October 1 and may be selected or reappointed any number of times. A member shall continue to serve upon expiration of a term of membership until a successor has been selected or appointed except if the member holds membership by virtue of an office set forth in subdivision (a).

   (2)  Membership shall automatically terminate upon a member’s death, resignation, removal or disqualification for original selection or appointment. A vacancy on the Council shall be filed by the respective selecting or appointing authority for the balance of the term.

 (d)  Expenses. All members of the Council shall be reimbursed for expenses necessarily incurred in the discharge of their official duties.

Source

   The provisions of this Rule 301 amended through April 21, 1980, 10 Pa.B. 1859; amended August 25, 1997, effective immediately, 27 Pa.B. 4724; amended September 24, 1997, effective immediately, 27 Pa.B. 5245; amended June 29, 1999, effective immediately, 29 Pa.B. 3713; amended March 12, 2001, effective immediately, 31 Pa.B. 1555; amended April 7, 2003, effective immediately, 33 Pa.B. 2044. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (276475) to (276476).

Rule 302. Organization and procedure.

 (a)  Officers. The Chief Justice of Pennsylvania shall be Chair and the Justice of the Supreme Court with most seniority on the Council shall be Vice-Chair. The Chair shall appoint the Secretary of the Judicial Council.

 (b)  Staff. The Executive Director shall be the chief administrative officer of the Judicial Council. The Court Administrator shall provide staff assistance to the Council when called upon to do so.

 (c)  Meetings. Meetings of the Council shall be held at such time as may be specified by the Chief Justice.

 (d)  Quorum. A majority of the members of the Judicial Council in office shall be a quorum.

 (e)  Committees. The Chair may appoint from the Council membership one or more committees and designate one of the members of each committee as committee chair. A committee chair may appoint advisory members to a committee but such advisory members shall neither vote on matters before the Committee nor be members of the Council.

 (f)  Procedure. Except as otherwise prescribed by these rules, the proceedings of the Judicial Council shall be governed by internal regulations adopted by the Council.

Source

   The provisions of this Rule 302 amended October 10, 1979, effective October 20, 1979, 9 Pa.B. 3509; amended June 29, 1999, effective immediately, 29 Pa.B. 3713; amended March 12, 2001, effective immediately, 31 Pa.B. 1555. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (257874) to (257875).

Rule 303. [Rescinded].


Source

   The provisions of this Rule 303 rescinded April 21, 1980, 10 Pa.B. 1859. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (45642).

POWERS OF THE JUDICIAL COUNCIL


Rule 311. Recommendations to the Supreme Court.

 (a)  Reference matters. The Judicial Council shall make recommendations to the Supreme Court on any matter referred to it by the Court.

 (b)  Council-originated matters. The Judicial Council may make recommendations to the Supreme Court on matters relating to court administration.

 (c)  Status of other judicial agencies. The provisions of subdivisions (a) and (b) of this rule shall not abrogate or limit the powers or duties of any procedural rules committee or other body authorized by the Supreme Court to recommend procedural or other rules to it.

Source

   The provisions of this Rule 311 amended October 10, 1979, effective October 20, 1979, 9 Pa.B. 3509; amended June 29, 1999, effective immediately, 29 Pa.B. 3713. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (234275).

Rule 312. [Rescinded].


Source

   The provisions of this Rule 312 rescinded October 10, 1979, effective October 20, 1979, 9 Pa.B. 3509. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (21254).

Rule 313. [Rescinded].


Source

   The provisions of this Rule 313 rescinded October 10, 1979, effective October 20, 1979, 9 Pa.B. 3509. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (21255).

Rule 314. [Rescinded].


Source

   The provisions of this Rule 314 amended May 10, 1973, 3 Pa.B. 921, rescinded October 10, 1979, effective October 20, 1979, 9 Pa.B. 3509. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (21256) to (21257).



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