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 Members

Honorable Thomas P. Rogers, Chair
Caroline M. Roberto, Esq., Vice Chair
Bruce R. Beemer, Esq.
Dante G. Bertani, Esq.
Simquita R. Bridges, Esq.
Honorable Kelly A. Callihan
Honorable Charles Ehrlich
Jodi L. Lobel, Esq.
William F. Manifesto, Esq.
Honorable Jeffrey A. Manning
Brian W. Perry, Esq.
Douglas R. Praul, Esq., ex officio
Honorable Paul M. Yatron
 

Staff Members

Jeffrey M. Wasileski, Counsel
Suzanne Creavey, Assistant

Proposed Rules for Public Comment


Approved Rules

Description Effective Date
New Rule of Criminal Procedure 771 is adopted and the revision to the Comment to Pennsylvania Rule of Criminal Procedure 471 is approved July 16, 2014
Rules of Criminal Procedure 105, 1000, 1030, 1031, 1032, 1033, 1034, 1035, 1037 are adopted and the revision to the Comments to Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure 103, 140, 141, 142, 431, 441, 462, 1001, and 1002 are approved May 07, 2014
Adoption of new Pa.R.Crim. 574 April 01, 2014
Amendment to Pennsylvania Rule of Criminal Procedure 550 is adopted and the revision to the Comment to Pennsylvania Rule of Criminal Procedure 591 is approved March 01, 2014
New Pa.R.Crim.P. 513.1, Amendments to Pa.R.Crim.P. 513, and Revisions to the Comments to Pa.Rs.Crim.P. 540 and 547 March 01, 2014
Amendments of the Comments to Rules 120 and 801 are approved February 10, 2014
Amendment to Pennsylvania Rule of Criminal Procedure 645 January 01, 2014
Amendments to Pa.Rs.Crim.P. 203, 209, and 212, and Comment Revisions to Pa.Rs.Crim.P. 113, 205, and 210 January 01, 2014
New rules 840 through 845, amended rules 568, 800, 807 and 809, and revision to the comments on rule 808 October 01, 2013

Prior Proposed Rules

Proposal Deadline
Proposed Amendments to Pa.Rs.Crim.P. 905, 906, 907, and 909 September 12, 2014
Proposed New Pa.R.Crim.P. 705.1, Proposed Amendments to Pa.R.Crim.P. 454, and Proposed Revisions to the Comments to Pa.Rs.Crim.P. 455 and 704 May 30, 2014
Proposed Amendments to Pa.R.Crim.P. 431, 452, 456, and 461 March 07, 2014
Proposed Amendments to Pa.Rs.Crim.P. 528 and 535 March 07, 2014
Proposed New Pa.R.Crim.P. 1036, Proposed Amendment to Pa.Rs.Crim.P. 105, 1000, 1031-1035, and 1037, and Proposed Revision of the Comments to Pa.Rs.Crim.P. 103, 140, 141, 431, 441, 462 1001, 1002, and 1030 March 07, 2014
Proposed new rule 771 and comment revision to rule 471 March 07, 2014
Proposed Amendment to Pa.R.Crim.P. 648 December 06, 2013
Proposed Amendment to Pa.R.Crim.P. 550 and Proposed Revision to the Comment to Pa.R.Crim.P. 591 September 20, 2013
Proposed Amendments to Pa.R.Crim.P. 645 June 07, 2013
Proposed Amendments to Pa.R.Crim.P. 802 March 15, 2013
Proposed Adoption of Pa.R.Crim.P. 574 and Proposed Amendment of Comment to Pa.R.E. 802 February 18, 2013
Amendments to Pa.R.Crim.P. 535 November 23, 2012
Revision to the comments to Pa.Rs.Crim.P. 409, 414, 424, 454, and 455 November 23, 2012
Amendments to Pa.Rs.Crim.P. 571 and 602 October 08, 2012
Revisions to the comments to Pa.Rs.Crim.P. 590, 602, and 803 September 07, 2012
New Rules 151, revisions of comment to Pa.R.Crim.P. 150 August 31, 2012
Amendments to 587, revisions to comments to Pa.Rs.Crim.P. 580 and 605 May 01, 2012
New Rules 626, 627; amendment to Rules 631, 647, 112; renumber Rules 630 April 06, 2012
Rules 556, 556.12; change to Rules 103, 540, 542, 544, 547, 560, 573, 578, 582, 646, 648, 1003, 1101 November 10, 2011
Amendment to Rules 403, 407, 408, 412, 413, 422, 423, 430, 454, 455, and 456 September 02, 2011
Amendments to Pa.Rs.Crim.P. 119 and 500 September 02, 2011
Amendment to Rule 631 June 03, 2011
Amendments to Pa.Rs.Crim.P. 120, 122, and 904 June 03, 2011
Amendment to Rule 113 May 01, 2011
Amendment to Rule 708; approval of Rule 701; revision of Rules 701 and 708 April 01, 2011
New Rules 870-875; amendments to Rules 568, 807, 809; revisions of comment to Rule 808 November 23, 2010
Proposed amendments to Pa.Rs.Crim.P. 541 (Waiver of Preliminary Hearing) November 12, 2010
Amendment to Rule 1010 September 17, 2010
Amendment to Rules 140, 141, 142, 1101; Suspend 42 Pa.C.S. 4127 (c) September 17, 2010
Amendment to Rules 907, 908, 909; revision to Rule 910 September 17, 2010
New Rules 595, 596; amendment to Rules 113, 119, 504, 510, 540, 571, 578; revision to Rule 570 September 10, 2010
New Rules 850, 851, 852, 853, 854, 855, 856, 857, 858, 859, 860, 861, 862, Amend Rules 113, 119, 800 June 23, 2010
Proposed Amendments to Pa.RulesCrim.Proc. 135, 403, 407, 408, 412, 413, 422, 423, 430, 454, 455, 456 June 23, 2010
Amendment to Rule 114 June 22, 2010
Amendments to Pa.Rs.Crim.P. 209 and 212 June 22, 2010
Amendments to Pa.Rs.Crim.P. 550 and 590 January 22, 2010
Adoption of Rules of Criminal Procedure 490 and 790 and rescind Rule 722 September 04, 2009
Adoption of new Rule of Criminal Procedure 911 July 03, 2009
Adopt new Rule 1037 regarding appeals for trial de novo from the Philadelphia Traffic Court June 19, 2009
Approve the revisions of the comments to Rules of Criminal Procedure 430, 455, and 456 June 19, 2009
Reconsider the current Rule 646 and amendment to Rules 646 and 647 June 19, 2009
Amendment to Rule 590 May 10, 2009
Amendment to Rules of Criminal Procedure 409, 414, 424, 454, 456, and 706 January 23, 2009
Amendments to Rules 409, 414, 424, 460, 462, and 550 January 23, 2009
Amendment to Rule 513, Adoption of new Rule 513.1, approval changes to Rules 504, 540, 547 November 14, 2008
Amendment to Rule 644 to make permanent procedures permitting jurors to take notes in criminal cases May 30, 2008