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.
Aaron J. Marcus, Esq., Chair
Stefanie J. Salavantis, Esq., Vice Chair
Julia E. Bagnoni, Esq., ex officio
Brian D. Catanzarite, Esq.
David R. Crowley, Esq.
T. Matthew Dugan, III, Esq.
Heather F. Gallagher, Esq.
Kristin M. Gibbons Feden, Esq.
Michelle A. Henry, Esq.
Randall H. McKinney, Esq.
Hon. Garrett D. Page
Philip D. Press, Esq.
Riley H. Ross, III, Esq.
Hon. Michele K. Santicola
Hon. Michael H. Sholley
Hon. Frederick J. Stollsteimer
Hon. Carolyn Engel Temin
Joshua M. Yohe, Counsel
Suzanne M. Creavey, Assistant
Proposed Rules for Public Comment
|Rules 529, 543, 575, 576, 576.1, 587, and 1011 and the Comments to Rules 113, 567, 568, 573, 580, and 605 are amended||July 01, 2022|
|Amendment of Pa.R.Crim.P. 644||April 01, 2022|
|Amendment of the Comments to Pa.R.Crim.P. 113.1, 420, 513, and 578||January 01, 2022|