Criminal Procedural Rules Committee
The Criminal Procedural Rules Committee is an advisory arm to the Supreme Court.
It assists the court in achieving its constitutional mandate to prescribe general rules governing criminal practice and procedure throughout Pennsylvania. The committee also monitors all local criminal rules as required by Pennsylvania Rule of Criminal Procedure 105 and periodically publishes reports explaining the committee's proposals for new rules and rule amendments.
Committee appointments are typically for six-year terms. In special circumstances the Supreme Court may extend or reduce the term of an appointment. Committee members are appointed by the Supreme Court and are knowledgeable about the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure and are experienced in state criminal practice in Pennsylvania. There is also one ex-officio member who is identified by, and is a member of, the Pennsylvania Association of Court Management.
Brian W. Perry, Esq., Chair
Hon. Margherita Patti-Worthington, Vice Chair
Daniel J. Barrett, Esq.
Paul D. Boas, Esq.
William R. Carroll, Esq.
Brian D. Catanzarite, Esq.
T. Matthew Dugan, III, Esq.
Kristin M. Gibbons Feden, Esq.
Jarad W. Handelman, Esq.
William R. Hare, Esq., ex officio
Michelle A. Henry, Esq.
Hon. Blaise P. Larotonda
Hon. Beth A. Lazzara
Michael J. Machen, Esq.
Aaron J. Marcus, Esq.
Peter Rosalsky, Esq.
Hon. Carolyn Engel Temin
Jeffrey M. Wasileski, Counsel
Suzanne M. Creavey, Assistant
Proposed Rules for Public Comment
|Proposed Amendment of Pa.Rs.Crim.P. 117 and 456||August 30, 2019|
|Proposed Amendment of Pa.R.J.A. Nos. 101 and 103, Pa.R.C.P. Nos. 51 and 129, Pa.R.C.P.M.D.J. No. 201, and Pa.O.C. Rule 1.1||November 15, 2019|
|Rules 490 and 490.1 are amended||July 01, 2019|
|New Rule 490.1 is adopted and the comments to rules 430, 455, and 456 are revised||May 01, 2019|
|Rules 150 and 522 are amended, and the comment to Rule 151 is revised||April 01, 2019|
|Rule 556.13 is adopted, Rule 556.11 is amended, and the Comments to Rules 502, 513, 516, 517 and 518 are revised||March 01, 2019|