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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 06-1537



Rule 117, Coverage: Issuing Warrants; Preliminary Arraignments; Setting and Accepting Bail

[36 Pa.B. 4464]
[Saturday, August 12, 2006]


   And Now, this 27th day of July 2006, it is hereby Ordered that the following rule of the Court of Common Pleas of the 26th Judicial District, Criminal Division, Rule 117 Coverage Magisterial District Judges shall become effective thirty (30) days after publication of the rule in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

   The District Court Administrator shall file seven (7) certified copies with the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts; two (2) certified copies shall be filed with the Legislative Reference Bureau for publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin; one (1) certified copy shall be filed with the Criminal Procedural Rules Committee; and the original shall be filed with the Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts of Columbia and Montour Counties.

By the Court

President Judge

Rule 117. Coverage: Issuing Warrants; Preliminary Arraignments; Setting and Accepting Bail

   (1)  All Magisterial District Judge Offices in the 26th Judicial District shall be open for regular business as approved by the Court on Mondays through Fridays, except when a Court holiday has been declared on such day.

   (a)  All court proceedings conducted before a Magisterial District Judge, which occur during normal business hours of the Court, shall be conducted at the established office of the appropriate Magisterial District Judge as determined by the rules relating to venue.

   (2)  All Magisterial District Judges shall be on-call during non-regular business hours on a rotating basis pursuant to a schedule prepared by the District Court Administrator and amended and filed annually with the Clerk of Courts.

   (a)  All Magisterial District Judges shall be available twenty-four hours per day, every day of the calendar year, to provide continuous coverage for the issuance of search warrants, pursuant to Pa.R.Crim.P. No 203, arrest warrants pursuant to Pa.R.CrimP. No. 513, preliminary arraignments pursuant to Rule 516, set and accept bail pursuant to Rule 517 and emergency orders under the Protection From Abuse Act.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 06-1537. Filed for public inspection August 11, 2006, 9:00 a.m.]

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