Subchapter C. FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE AND REPORTING
REQUIREMENTS FOR JUDICIAL OFFICERS
29.51. Persons required to file.
29.52. Filing schedule.
29.54. Public inspection.
29.55. Failure to file; falsification of reports.
The provisions of this Subchapter C adopted and effective April 13, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 1448, unless otherwise noted.
§ 29.51. Persons required to file.
For purposes of this Order, a judicial officer is defined as a Justice of the Supreme Court, a judge of the Superior Court or Commonwealth Court, a judge of the Court of Common Pleas, a judge of the Municipal Court of Philadelphia, a district magistrate, a judge of the Traffic Court of Philadelphia, or a magistrate of the Pittsburgh Magistrates Court. This term includes all senior judges and senior district magistrates who shall have served during a reporting period set forth in this subchapter.
§ 29.52. Filing schedule.
(A) Any judicial officer serving after the effective date of this Order in 1984, shall file, on or before May 1, 1985, a statement of financial interest covering the period from July 1, 1984, through December 31, 1984.
(B) In all succeeding years, every judicial officer shall file a statement of financial interest for such succeeding calendar year no later than May 1 of the following year.
(C) Any judicial officer who leaves his position shall file a statement of financial interest for that year within 60 days of leaving such position.
§ 29.53. Filing.
Each required statement shall be filed with the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts.
§ 29.54. Public inspection.
All statements of financial interest filed pursuant to this Order shall be made available for public inspection and copying during regular office hours.
§ 29.55. Failure to file; falsification of reports.
(A) Upon failure of any judicial officer to file the required statement within the time allowed, the Administrative Office shall give notice to such judicial officer that failure to comply with this Order within 10 days shall result in suspension of the judicial officer from his duties.
(B) Following the receipt of this notice, if the judicial officer fails to file the statement within the 10-day period, the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts shall immediately notify the Supreme Court and the Judicial Inquiry and Review Board of the delinquency in filing.
(C) The knowing and willful falsification of any information required to be reported pursuant to this Order, or the knowing and willful failure to report information as required by this Order, shall constitute a charge of misconduct and shall result in referral of the case to the Judicial Inquiry and Review Board for expedited disposition.
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