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 for three years with possible reappointment for a second three-year term. 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. The Criminal Procedural Rules Committee has 13 voting members, of which four are reserved seats for the Philadelphia and Allegheny County district attorneys, the attorney general of Pennsylvania and for a magisterial district judge. 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.
John P. Delaney, Jr., 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.
Steven M. Stadtmiller, Esq.
Jeffrey M. Wasileski, Counsel
Suzanne M. Creavey, Assistant
Proposed Rules for Public Comment
|Proposed Amendment of Pa.R.Crim.P. 490||May 18, 2018|
|Rule 576.1 is adopted and Rules 113, 114 and 576 are amended||May 01, 2018|
|Rule 462 is amended and the Comment to Rule 460 is revised||April 01, 2018|
|Rule 509 is amended||April 01, 2018|
|Rules 140, 141, and 142 are amended||April 01, 2018|
|Rule 113.1 is adopted, Rules 560 and 575 are amended and the Comment to Rule 578 is revised||January 06, 2018|
|Rules 1005, 1006, and 1007 are amended||January 01, 2018|
|The amendment to Rules 203 and 513 are adopted||January 01, 2018|
|The revision to the Comment to Rule 578 is approved||January 01, 2018|
|The amendments to rule 564 are adopted||December 21, 2017|
|Amendments to Pa.R.Crim.P. 205 and Revisions to the Comment to Pa.R.Crim.P. 209||October 01, 2017|
|The amendments to Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure 531 and 536 are adopted||July 01, 2017|
|The amendments to Rule 540 are adopted||April 01, 2017|