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
Honorable Margherita Patti-Worthington, Vice Chair
Daniel J. Barrett, Esq.
Paul D. Boas, Esq.
William R. Carroll, Esq.
Brian D. Catanzarite, Esq.
Kristin M. Gibbons Feden, Esq.
Jarad W. Handelman, Esq.
William R. Hare, Esq., ex officio
Michelle A. Henry, Esq.
Elliot C. Howsie, Esq.
Honorable Blaise P. Larotonda
Honorable Beth A. Lazzara
Michael J. Machen, Esq.
Aaron J. Marcus, Esq.
Peter Rosalsky, Esq.
Honorable Carolyn Engel Temin
Jeffrey M. Wasileski, Counsel
Suzanne M. Creavey, Assistant
Proposed Rules for Public Comment
|Proposed Revisions of the Comments to Pa.Rs.Crim.P. 458, 460, 462, and 546||April 26, 2019|
|Proposed Amendment of Pa.Rs.Crim.P. 542, 543, and 1003 - Hearsay||May 01, 2019|
|Proposed Amendment of Pa.Rs.Crim.P. 403, 407, 408, 409, 411, 412, 413, 414, 422, 423, 424, 454, 456, and 470 - Indigent Incarceration in Summaries||May 03, 2019|
|Publication Report - Searches Pursuant to Arrest Warrant||May 03, 2019|
|Proposed Amendment of Pa.R.Crim.P. 231 - Counsel Secrecy Obligation in Inv GJ||May 10, 2019|
|Custody of Exhibits Workgroup PROPOSAL||June 05, 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|
|Rules 113.1, 206, 403, 504, 560, are amended and 575 and the comments to rules 420, 513, and 578 are revised||July 01, 2018|
|Rule 576.1 is adopted and Rules 113, 114 and 576 are amended||May 01, 2018|