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Regular Session 2015-2016
Senate Bill 363

Short Title:
An Act amending Titles 16 (Counties) And 42 (Judiciary And Judicial Procedure)of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes by: --In Title 16: In general provisions: In salaries: providing for counties of the third class, for counties of the fourth class, for counties of the fifth class, for counties of the sixth class, counties of the seventh class, for counties of the eighth class, for counties of the second class, for recorder of deeds, for register of wills, for court personnel and salaries, for power of the county commissioners to fix salaries of county officers, for multiple officeholders and salaries and for salary of controller, recorder of deeds and clerk of courts in counties of the third class. In fees: providing for Orphans' Court in fifth through eighth class counties, for Orphans' Court in second through eighth class counties, for additional fee for initiation in second class counties, for prothonotaries and civil judicial records offices in second class counties, for establishment and modification of fees in second class counties, for additional fee for initiation in second class counties, for payment required, for County Records Improvement Fund and for clerk of courts or director of criminal judicial records fee. In prothonotary or director fees: providing for construction of terms, for fees in counties of the second class A, third class, fourth class, fifth class, sixth class, seventh class and eighth class, and in home rule counties, for increasing existing fees, for automation fee for prothonotary's office or civil judicial records office or consolidated judicial records office and for similar service, payment in advance and tax. In fees for Municipal Court of Philadelphia: providing for fee schedule, for fees for similar service and for fees required before a service is performed. In fees in second class A counties: providing for fees charged and collected and for similar service, payment in advance and tax. In reimbursement, providing for county court reimbursement. --In Title 42: In general provisions, further providing for definitions. In general structure and powers, further providing for oaths and acknowledgments. In community and municipal courts: In community courts, further providing for lien of judgments. In Pittsburgh Magistrates Court, further providing for lien of judgment. In traffic courts, further providing for signatures and dockets. In magisterial district judges, further providing for lien of judgment. In governance of the system, further providing for personnel of the system and for establishment of fees and charges. In Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts: further providing for availability of criminal charge information in child custody proceedings; and providing for county-level prothonotaries, clerks of the courts, clerks of orphans' court divisions and selected deputies. In representation of litigants, further providing for letters of attorney. Providing for judicial records office. In selection and retention of judicial officers, further providing for certification of successful completion of course of training. In facilities and supplies, further providing for county judicial center or courthouse and for deposits into account. In dockets, indices and other records: In establishment, maintenance and effect of judicial records: further providing for effect of records as notice, for effect of judgments and orders as liens, for Federal judgments as liens and for enforcement of foreign judgments. In disposition of obsolete records, further providing for transfer of custody to local museum upon application. In court interpreters: In court interpreters for persons with limited English proficiency, further providing for duties of Court Administrator. In court interpreters for persons who are deaf, further providing for duties of Court Administrator. In juries and jurors, further providing for expenses of investigating grand juries and trials resulting therefrom. In bonds and recognizances: further providing for definitions, for registration and licensure required, for suspension or revocation of license and for statements by fidelity or surety companies. In rules of evidence, further providing for proof of official records and for retention of records. In juvenile matters, further providing for subpoena and for ordering foreign supervision. In prisoner litigation, further providing for prisoner filing fees. In judgments and other liens: In general provisions, further providing for duty of judgment creditor to enter satisfaction. In exemptions from execution, further providing for personal earnings exempt from process. In priority of liens, further providing for time from which liens have priority and for endorsement of time. In enforcement of judgments, further providing for judicial sale as affecting lien of mortgage. In particular rights and immunities, further providing for civil rights violations. In commencement of proceedings, further providing for indictment and information. In sentencing, further providing for collection of restitution, reparation, fees, costs, fines and penalties. --Making repeals.
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Last Action:
Referred to JUDICIARY, Jan. 30, 2015 [Senate]
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This bill amends Titles 16 (Counties) and 42 (Judiciary And Judicial Procedure). Other bills that also amend the same statute are listed below.

SB 32 Sen. WILLIAMS Memo: Parent Accountability
SB 95 Sen. FARNESE Memo: Anti-SLAPP Legislation
SB 96 Sen. FARNESE Memo: Reestablishing the Hate Crimes Statute
SB 126 Sen. BOSCOLA Memo: Lottery Winnings and Individual Income Tax Refunds as Restitution
SB 130 Sen. GORDNER Memo: Title 42 Amendment
Only the first 5 bills are included here. Looking for more? View all legislation amending Title 16 (Counties) View all legislation amending Title 42 (Judiciary And Judicial Procedure)