By Leo Strupczewski
Of the Legal Staff
The Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Constitutional Review Commission has made several changes to its public hearings schedule, cancelling four events and rescheduling another two.
The changes come a week after PBA officials reported they received little in the way of response for testimony before the commission’s judiciary committee at a Jan. 19 hearing in Pittsburgh.
That hearing, along with the judiciary committee’s Feb. 16 hearing at Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law and March 16 hearing at the Erie County Council Chambers, was cancelled. All three may be rescheduled at a later time, said Jeff Gingerich, a PBA spokesman.
A fourth hearing, scheduled by the commission’s legislative reapportionment committee for Feb. 23 at Dickinson, was also cancelled. It will not be rescheduled.
The judiciary committee has also rescheduled its Harrisburg public hearing from June 22 to March 16. That hearing will be held at the Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg Campus, in Room A180, according to the new schedule. It is scheduled to run from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Likewise, the judiciary committee has moved its Philadelphia public hearing from May 17 to May 4. That hearing is scheduled to take place at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Conference Center, according to the schedule. It, too, is planned to run from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Gingerich said the commission will continue to update its website, www.pabarcrc.org, with any additional schedule changes.