PRINTER'S NO. 478

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA


SENATE BILL

No. 438 Session of 1983


        INTRODUCED BY FISHER, SCANLON, ROMANELLI AND ZEMPRELLI, MARCH 7,
           1983

        REFERRED TO JUDICIARY, MARCH 7, 1983

                                     AN ACT

     1  Amending Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the
     2     Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, providing for six
     3     additional judges in the fifth judicial district.

     4     The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
     5  hereby enacts as follows:
     6     Section 1.  Section 911 of Title 42 of the Pennsylvania
     7  Consolidated Statutes is amended to read:
     8  § 911.  Courts of common pleas.
     9     (a)  General rule.--There shall be one court of common pleas
    10  for each judicial district of this Commonwealth consisting of
    11  the following number of judges:
    12                                                  Number of
    13             Judicial District                     Judges
    14                 First                               81
    15                 Second                               6
    16                 Third                                5
    17                 Fourth                               1
    18                 Fifth                              [39] 45

     1                 Sixth                                6
     2                 Seventh                             10
     3                 Eighth                               2
     4                 Ninth                                3
     5                 Tenth                                8
     6                 Eleventh                             7
     7                 Twelfth                              6
     8                 Thirteenth                           1
     9                 Fourteenth                           4
    10                 Fifteenth                            7
    11                 Sixteenth                            2
    12                 Seventeenth                          1
    13                 Eighteenth                           1
    14                 Nineteenth                           6
    15                 Twentieth                            1
    16                 Twenty-first                         5
    17                 Twenty-second                        1
    18                 Twenty-third                         6
    19                 Twenty-fourth                        3
    20                 Twenty-fifth                         1
    21                 Twenty-sixth                         1
    22                 Twenty-seventh                       5
    23                 Twenty-eighth                        1
    24                 Twenty-ninth                         3
    25                 Thirtieth                            2
    26                 Thirty-first                         6
    27                 Thirty-second                       14
    28                 Thirty-third                         1
    29                 Thirty-fourth                        1
    30                 Thirty-fifth                         3
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     1                 Thirty-sixth                         5
     2                 Thirty-seventh                       1
     3                 Thirty-eighth                       15
     4                 Thirty-ninth                         2
     5                 Fortieth                             2
     6                 Forty-first                          1
     7                 Forty-second                         1
     8                 Forty-third                          2
     9                 Forty-fourth                         1
    10                 Forty-fifth                          5
    11                 Forty-sixth                          1
    12                 Forty-seventh                        4
    13                 Forty-eighth                         1
    14                 Forty-ninth                          2
    15                 Fiftieth                             3
    16                 Fifty-first                          1
    17                 Fifty-second                         3
    18                 Fifty-third                          2
    19                 Fifty-fourth                         1
    20                 Fifty-fifth                          1
    21                 Fifty-sixth                          1
    22                 Fifty-seventh                        1
    23                 Fifty-eighth                         1
    24                 Fifty-ninth                          1
    25                 Sixtieth                             1
    26     (b)  Single county districts.--In single county judicial
    27  districts the court of common pleas of the district shall be
    28  known as the "Court of Common Pleas of (the respective) County."
    29     (c)  Multicounty districts.--In multicounty judicial
    30  districts the court of common pleas of the district shall be
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     1  known as the "Court of Common Pleas of the (respective) Judicial
     2  District." There shall be a separate branch of the court in each
     3  county comprising the judicial district.
     4     Section 2.  The vacancy created by the new judgeships added
     5  by section 1 of this act shall be filled pursuant to 42 Pa.C.S.
     6  § 3135 (relating to increase in number of judges).
     7     Section 3.  This act shall take effect immediately.
















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