Amendment of Rules of Judicial Administration; Administrative Order No. 23 of 2013
[43 Pa.B. 2308]
[Saturday, April 27, 2013]
Order of Court
And Now, this 10th day of April, 2013, the Court hereby Orders that the Adams County Rules of Judicial Administration shall be amended as follows:
440. Petition for Appointment to Fill Vacancy in Office of Constable.
A. Any person seeking to be appointed to serve as constable to serve a vacancy in said office pursuant to 44 Pa.C.S.A. § 7121 shall file petition in the Adams County Clerk of Courts Office. The petition shall include the following:
1. A statement identifying the borough, city, ward, or township in which a vacancy exists;
2. The expiration date of the term of office for which the appointment is being sought;
3. A statement that the petitioner is a resident of the municipality where the vacancy exists; and
4. A statement that the petitioner has or will satisfy all the statutory requirements to serve as a constable.
B. The petition shall be signed by ten (10) qualified electors residing in the borough, city, ward, or township in which the vacancy exists. In addition to original signature, each qualified elector shall be identified by printed name and address.
C. Upon the filing of a petition in compliance with the requirements of this rule, the Adams County Clerk of Courts Office shall forward the same to the President Judge, or designee, within five (5) business days of the filing of the same. The President Judge, or designee, shall schedule hearing or take other appropriate action as necessary.
This rule shall become effective thirty (30) days after publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. It is further directed that:
a. This Order shall be filed in the Office of the Prothonotary of Adams County and a copy thereof shall be filed with the Adams County Clerk of Courts and the Adams County Law Library for inspection and copying;
b. Seven (7) certified copies of this Order shall be forwarded to the Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Courts for distribution in accordance with the provisions of Pa. R.J.A. No. 103(c)(2); and
c. Two (2) certified copies of this Order together with a computer diskette that complies with the requirement of 1 Pa. Code § 13.11(b), or other compliant format per 1 Pa. Code § 13.11(d), containing the test of the local rule(s) adopted hereby shall be distributed to the Legislative Reference Bureau for publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.
By the Court
MICHAEL A. GEORGE,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 13-765. Filed for public inspection April 26, 2013, 9:00 a.m.]
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