In re Promulgation of Financial Regulations Pursuant To Act 23 of 2020, 063020 PASC, 536

Docket Nº:536
Opinion Judge:PER CURIAM.
Party Name:IN RE: PROMULGATION OF FINANCIAL REGULATIONS PURSUANT TO ACT 23 OF 2020
Case Date:June 30, 2020
Court:Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
 
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IN RE: PROMULGATION OF FINANCIAL REGULATIONS PURSUANT TO ACT 23 OF 2020

No. 536

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

June 30, 2020

JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION DOCKET

ORDER

PER CURIAM.

AND NOW, this 30th day of June, 2020, it is Ordered, pursuant to Article V, Section 10(c) of the Constitution of Pennsylvania and 42 Pa.C.S. § 3502(a), that the attached amendments to the Financial Regulations are hereby adopted.

To the extent that notice of proposed rulemaking may be required by Pa.R.J.A. No. 103(a), the immediate promulgation of the regulations is hereby found to be in the interests of efficient administration. See Pa.R.J.A. No. 103(a)(3).

This Order is to be processed in accordance with Pa.R.J.A. No. 103(b) and the amendments shall be effective July 1, 2020.

204 Pa. Code Ch. 29, Subch. I (relating to budget and finance)

§ 29.351. Definitions.

(a) Pennsylvania Supreme, Superior and Commonwealth Courts. Initial Filing.

Except for the provisions of subsection (g)(1) below, for purposes of 42 Pa.C.S. §§ 3733(a.1) and 3733.1 and section [2802-E of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P.S. § 720.102)] 1795.1-E of The Fiscal Code (72 P.S. § 1795.1-E), a statutory fee of nineteen dollars ($19.00) shall be imposed on all items enumerated in the fee schedules of the Appellate Courts for which a filing and service fee is collected, excluding the following: i. Second and Subsequent Filings for Extension of Time.

ii. Reargument/Reconsideration.

iii. Services in Connection with Appeals to or Writs of Certiorari from the United States Supreme Court.

iv. Miscellaneous Fees.

v. Subpoenas.

(b) Court of Common Pleas. Prothonotary. Civil Actions and Legal Proceedings.

1. Except for the provisions of subsection (g)(1) below, for purposes of 42 Pa.C.S. §§ 3733(a.1) and 3733.1 and section [2802-E of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P.S. § 720.102)] 1795.1-E of The Fiscal Code (72 P.S. § 1795.1-E), a statutory fee of nineteen dollars ($19.00) shall be imposed on a civil action or legal proceeding in a Court of Common Pleas whenever it is initiated upon the filing of the first legal paper therein of record with the prothonotary. The first legal paper may be any of the following: i. Praecipe for a Writ of Summons.

ii. Complaint.

iii. Deleted.

iv. Petition.

v. Notice of Appeal from a court of limited jurisdiction.

vi. Petition or grant of any other legal paper commencing an action or proceeding authorized by Act of Assembly or rule of court.

2. For purposes of these regulations, the initiation of a civil action or legal proceeding shall include, but is not limited to: i. Actions governed by or authorized under the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure, such as Civil Action Ejectment, Equity, Ground Rent, Mandamus, Mortgage Foreclosure, Partition of Real Property, Quiet Title, Quo Warranto, Replevin, and the Prevention of Waste.

ii. Actions pertaining to Dependency, Annulments, Divorce, Custody, Partial Custody, Alimony Pendente Lite, Support, and Paternity. With respect to Divorce actions, a separate statutory fee shall be imposed for each count in the complaint in addition to the count...

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