PRIOR PRINTER'S NO. 1113
PRINTER'S NO. 3876
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY CALTAGIRONE, DENLINGER, GRELL, KNOWLES, BRENNAN, COHEN, DONATUCCI, FABRIZIO, FLECK, GABLER, GEIST, HARHART, KAVULICH, KOTIK, KULA, LONGIETTI, MAHONEY, MANN, METZGAR, MILLARD, MURPHY, M. O'BRIEN, PYLE, RAVENSTAHL, READSHAW, SCAVELLO, WHITE, ROAE, MYERS, D. COSTA, KORTZ, KILLION, MURT, FARRY, GILLESPIE, GILLEN, GROVE AND MILNE, MARCH 14, 2011
SENATOR CORMAN, APPROPRIATIONS, IN SENATE, RE-REPORTED AS AMENDED, JUNE 28, 2012
Amending Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the
Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, further providing for
oaths and acknowledgments, for senior judge operational
support grants and for expiration of provisions relating to
access to justice.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 327 of Title 42 of the Pennsylvania
Consolidated Statutes is amended to read:
Section 1. Sections 327, 1906(i) and 4907 of Title 42 of the
Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes are amended to read:
§ 327. Oaths and acknowledgments.
(a) General ability.--Each judicial officer, each clerk of
court, each retired or senior judge and such other personnel of
the system and jurors as may be designated by or pursuant to
general rules may administer oaths and affirmations and take
acknowledgments. An acknowledgment may be taken by a member of
the bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania if the document is
thereafter certified to an officer authorized to administer
oaths. Certification by an attorney shall be in accordance with
section 7(5) of the act of July 24, 1941 (P.L.490, No.188),
known as the Uniform Acknowledgment Act, and shall include the
attorney's Supreme Court identification number.
(b) Retired or senior judges.--A retired or senior judge may
administer oaths and affirmations and take acknowledgments so
long as all of the following criteria are met:
(1) The retired or senior judge has served as a
magisterial district judge, judge or justice, whether or not
continuously or on the same court, by election or appointment
for an aggregate period equaling a full term of office.
(2) The retired or senior judge has not been defeated
for reelection or retention.
(3) The retired or senior judge has not been convicted
of or pleaded nolo contendere to any misdemeanor or felony
offense under the laws of this Commonwealth or an equivalent
offense under the laws of the United States or one of its
territories or possessions, another state, the District of
Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or a foreign
(4) The retired or senior judge has not resigned a
judicial commission to avoid having charges filed or to avoid
prosecution by Federal, State or local law enforcement
agencies or by the Judicial Conduct Board.
(5) The retired or senior judge has not been removed
from office by the Court of Judicial Discipline.
(6) The retired or senior judge is a resident of this
§ 1906. Senior judge operational support grants.
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(i) Expiration.--This section shall expire on June 30,
 2017, unless reenacted prior to that date.
§ 4907. Expiration of chapter.
This chapter shall expire on November 1,  2017. At
least one year prior to the expiration of this chapter, the
Legislative Budget and Finance Committee shall conduct and
submit to the General Assembly a performance audit for the
purpose of determining whether there is a continuing
justification for the activities and level of financial support
provided for under this chapter.
Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days. as
(1) The amendment of 42 Pa.C.S. § 327 shall take effect
in 60 days.
(2) The remainder of this act shall take effect