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. Stefanie J. Salavantis, Chair
David R. Crowley, Esq., Vice Chair
Julia E. Bagnoni, Esq., ex officio
Brian D. Catanzarite, Esq.
Brian L. Deiderick. Esq.
Heather F. Gallagher, Esq.
Andrew R. Howard, Esq.
Tina O. Miller, Esq.
Hon. Garrett D. Page
Philip D. Press, Esq.
Riley H. Ross, III, Esq.
Hon. Michele K. Santicola
Hon. Frederick J. Stollsteimer
Hon. Carolyn Engel Temin
Ronald Eisenberg, Esq.
Joshua M. Yohe, Counsel
Serena C. Nedrow, Assistant
Proposed Rules for Public Comment
|Rules 490.2 & 790.2 are adopted. Rules 320, 490, 790, and 791 are amended||April 01, 2024|
|Amendment of Pa.R.Crim.P. 574||January 01, 2024|
|Amendments of Pa.R.Crim.P. 101, 600||January 01, 2024|
|Rule 102.1 is adopted||April 01, 2023|