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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 10-8


Title 234—RULES

[ 234 PA. CODE CH. 5 ]

Proposed Amendments to Pa.Rs.Crim.P. 550 (Pleas of Guilty Before Magisterial District Judge in Court Cases) and 590 (Pleas and Plea Agreements); Correction

[40 Pa.B. 21]
[Saturday, January 2, 2010]

 The Criminal Procedural Rules Committee has submitted a correction to the introduction to proposed amendments which appeared at 39 Pa.B. 7097—7103 (December 19, 2009). The remainder of the proposal remains as published. The correct version of the introduction is as follows:

 The Criminal Procedural Rules Committee is planning to recommend that the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania amend Rules 550 and 590 to provide for more detailed standards regarding the areas of inquiry that are required to be part of all guilty plea colloquies in court cases before the courts of common pleas and magisterial district judges. This Supplemental Report resulted from the Committee's review of the correspondence received after publication of our original explanatory Report that explained the Committee's proposal for guilty plea colloquy procedures in the courts of common pleas only. This proposal has not been submitted for review by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

 The following explanatory Supplemental Report highlights the Committee's considerations in formulating this proposal. Please note that the Committee's Reports should not be confused with the official Committee Comments to the rules. Also note that the Supreme Court does not adopt the Committee's Comments or the contents of the explanatory Reports.

 The text of the proposed amendments to the rules precedes the Supplemental Report. Additions are shown in bold and are underlined; deletions are in bold and brackets.

 We request that interested persons submit suggestions, comments or objections concerning this proposal in writing to the Committee through counsel,

Anne T. Panfil, Chief Staff Counsel
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
Criminal Procedural Rules Committee
Pennsylvania Judicial Center
601 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 6200
P. O. Box 62635
Harrisburg, PA 17106-2635

fax: (717) 795-2106

no later than Friday, January 22, 2010.

By the Criminal Procedural Rules Committee


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 10-8. Filed for public inspection December 31, 2009, 9:00 a.m.]

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