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Judiciary Committee, 1987-1988

Identifier: ST1987_14

Scope and Contents

The records of the Judiciary Committee from the 1987-1988 Session, the Democrats in majority. The Chairs were H. William DeWeese (Majority) and Nicholas Moehlmann (Minority). The Chairs of the Subcommittee on Courts were Gerald Kosinski (Majority) and Terrence McVerry (Minority). The Chairs of the Subcommittee on Crime and Corrections were Kevin Blaum (Majority) and Jeffrey Piccola (Minority). The Secretary was David Mayernik (Majority).


  • 1987 - 1988


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research aside from impeachment files.

The House Archives restricts all impeachment files due to their personal and confidential nature as well as the potentially untrue accusations made towards the elected officials. A researcher must obtain permission from the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives in order to view these records.

Conditions Governing Use

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10 Cubic Feet


The collection is arranged into 10 boxes, containing 12 series: 1. Committee Record, 2. Meetings, Tours and Public Hearings, 3. House Bills, 4. House Resolutions, 5. Senate Bills, 6. House Blue Backs, 7. Senate Green Backs, 8. Regulations, 9. Correspondence, 10. Subject Files, 11. Subcommittee on Crime and Corrections, and 12. Impeachment Files.

Custodial History

Judiciary Committee to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Judiciary Committee

Related Materials

Transcripts and testimony from select public hearings.


The 1987-1988 Judiciary Committee Records contain several anomalies which require notes. The House Bluebacks and Senate Greenbacks may contain information beyond the actual Blueback/Greenback. For example, House Bill 455, in this collection, has three folders of correspondence and petitions which either support or oppose the bill.

The Subject Files in this collection are not only from 1987-1988. These files were given to the House Archives at the end of the 1987-1988 Session, but may contain documents from the 70’s and 80’s. These files contain a wealth of information and consist of correspondence, research and reports, actions other states have taken, handwritten notes, etc. The titles of the folders are the titles that the Judiciary Committee used, therefore, in this collection, you will not find “Death Penalty,” but you will find “Execution,” etc. Thus, if you cannot locate a file, try a different word to search.


Judiciary Committee, 1987-1988
January 29, 2019

Repository Details

Part of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives Repository

628 Irvis Office Building
450 Commonwealth Avenue
Harrisburg PA 17120 USA