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Judiciary Committee, 1983-1984

Identifier: 01-ST1983_12

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the records of the Judiciary Committee for the 1983-1984 session, Democrats in the Majority. The Majority Chairman was Samuel Rappaport (D) and the Minority Chairman was Warren H. Spencer (R). The Majority Sub-Committee Chairman on Courts was William Wachob (D) and the Minority Sub-Committee Chairman on Courts was Terrence F. McVerry (R). The Majority Sub-Committee Chairman on Crimes and Corrections is David W. Sweet (D) and the Minority Sub-Committee Chairman on Crimes and Corrections was Jeffrey E. Piccola (R). The Secretary was Stephen E. Levin (D). Some of the major topics discussed were, better management of the jails and county prisons, limiting bail-setting jurisdictions of district judges, authorization of powers to the Delaware River Port Authority in conjunction with the State of New Jersey and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, assignment of judges and officials, and setting further penalties for statutory rape.


  • 1983 - 1984


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3 Cubic Feet : Three whole boxes.

Arrangement Note

This collection is made up of 3 boxes with eight series: 1 - Meetings, Tours and Public Hearings; 2 - House Bills; 3 - Senate Bills; 4 - House Blue Backs; 5 - House Resolutions; 6- Senate Bills that Died in Committee; 7 - Sub-Committees and Task Forces; and 8 - Committee Record.


The sub-series Sub-Committees and Task Forces was removed from its original processed order because of the inclusion of found materials in March 2019. Therefore, the printed label remains the same in the top-left corner, but the exact box and folder number is written in pencil on the top-center of the folder.

Custodial History

Judiciary Committee to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives.

Method of Acquisition

Pursuant to House Rule 45 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (titled “Powers and Duties of Standing Committees and Subcommittees”) governing the management and disposition of historically valuable committee material, the secretary of the committee must record the attendance of Members and any votes taken, the minutes of the meeting and records, bills, and other papers in the possession of committees and subcommittees which must be submitted to the Chief Clerk at the end of every two year legislative session for permanent archival storage.


Judiciary Committee, 1983-1984
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Repository Details

Part of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives Repository

628 Irvis Office Building
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Harrisburg PA 17120 USA