ATTENTION PCRA MEMBERS:

THE COURTS
Title 201—RULES OF
JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION
[ 201 PA. CODE CH. 40 ]

Proposed Amendments to the Uniform Rules Governing Court Reporting and Transcripts
[49 Pa.B. 4002]
[Saturday, August 3, 2019]

The Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts is considering recommending to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania the adoption of amendments to the Uniform Rules Governing Court Reporting and Transcripts eliminating the Committee on Court Reporting and Transcripts and providing for a minimum 30-day public comment period for any proposed transcript rate increase in a judicial district.

The proposed deletion of Rule of Judicial Administration 4003 and amendment of Rule of Judicial Administration 4008 will help to streamline the process and provide more transparency when a judicial district seeks to increase its transcript rates. The deletion of Rule 4003 is proposed given the lack of activity by the Committee for the past several years. The proposed amendment to Rule of Judicial Administration 4008 will require a judicial district that seeks to increase its transcript rates to solicit feedback for at least 30 days prior to submitting its proposal to the Court Administrator for review. The Administrative Office will serve as the entity proposing any changes to the Uniform Rules Governing Court Reporting and Transcripts, as it does generally with the Rules of Judicial Administration, along with public notice and opportunity for comment.

Proposed new material is underlined and in bold-face type, and deleted material is [bracketed and in bold-face type]. (See link below)

All interested persons are invited to submit suggestions, comments, or objections. All communications in reference to this proposal should be submitted no later than September 3, 2019 to:

Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts
ATTN: Judicial Operations & Programs
601 Commonwealth Avenue
P.O. Box 61260
Harrisburg, PA 17106
[email protected]

Read the Proposed Amendments