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.
Hon. Beth A. Lazzara, Chair
Aaron J. Marcus, Esq., Vice chair
Paul D. Boas, Esq.
Brian D. Catanzarite, Esq.
David R. Crowley, 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. Marc F. Lovecchio
Peter Rosalsky, Esq.
Riley H. Ross, III, Esq.
Stefanie J. Salavantis, Esq.
Hon. Michele K. Santicola
Hon. Michael H. Sholley
Hon. Carolyn Engel Temin
Jeffrey M. Wasileski, Counsel
Suzanne M. Creavey, Assistant
Proposed Rules for Public Comment
|Rule 463 is adopted and the comments to Rules 458, 460, 462, and 546 are revised||June 01, 2021|
|Rule 576.1 is amended||October 01, 2020|
|Rules 115 and 1012 are amended||October 01, 2020|