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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 21-1188




Adoption of Court of Common Pleas District Justice Rule L.1901

[51 Pa.B. 4056]
[Saturday, July 31, 2021]

Administrative Order No. 10-2021

And Now, this 20th day of July, 2021, the following amended Chester County Court of Common Pleas District Justice Rule L.1901 is adopted in its entirety. In accordance with Pennsylvania Rules of Judicial Administration 103(d)(4), the proposed Rule was submitted to and approved by the Criminal Procedural Rules Committee of the Supreme Court.

Effective Date

 The amended Rule shall become effective thirty (30) days from the date of their publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

Procedural Compliance

 In conformity with Pa.R.J.A. 103(d), the Chester County Court Administrator shall do the following:

 1) Distribute two (2) paper copies of the amended Rule to the Legislative Reference Bureau for publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin, along with a copy of the amended Rules in an agreed upon format which complies with the requirements of 1 Pa. Code § 13.11.

 2) File one copy of the amended Rules with the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts.

 3) Publish a copy of the amended Rules on the Chester County website.

 4) Incorporate the amended Rules in the complete set of the published Chester County Court Rules no later than thirty (30) days following publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

Chester County District Justice Rules Committee

 The Chester County District Justice Rules Committee, formed to create Rule L.1901 and consisting of the Honorable Bret M. Binder, the Honorable Lori Novak-Donatelli, Yolanda Van de Krol, Kirsten Schurr, Michael Lusk, Vicky Bartholomew, Mary Ellen Rzucidlo, and Gloriana Noreika, Esquire, has now completed its work and henceforth shall be inactive unless reconvened by the president judge.

By the Court

President Judge

Rule L.1901. Termination of inactive cases.

 The clerk of courts shall list, by district court number, at least bi-annually (January and June) of each year all summary or criminal proceedings in the magisterial district courts in which no steps or proceedings have been taken for two years or more prior thereto and shall give thirty (30) days' notice of intention of termination to all parties as provided by Pa.R.J.A. 1901(c)(2) by publishing legal notice in the legal newspaper of the county. The legal notice shall contain a hyperlink to the Clerk of Courts website which shall have a dedicated section containing a list of each case and the docket information. A form notice of intention to proceed shall also be obtainable through the aforementioned hyperlink and in hardcopy form from the Clerk of Courts' office. If no notice of intention to proceed is received within thirty (30) days of the date of publishing the matter shall be terminated by order of court.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 21-1188. Filed for public inspection July 30, 2021, 9:00 a.m.]

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