Gov. Wolf Signs Five Bills Including Package to Streamline Appointments for District Attorney Vacancies
March 23, 2021
Governor Tom Wolf signed five bills, including a package of three bills bringing consistency to the rules of succession when a vacancy occurs in the office of a county district attorney.
“The legislation signed today will bring needed clarity and transparency to county government appointments,” said Gov. Wolf. “By ensuring vacancies are filled in an appropriate manner the offices are able to provide quality services to the individuals they serve.”
Senate Bills 84, 85, and 86 ensure that in the event of a district attorney vacancy the first district attorney will be appointed or the judges of the county court of pleas shall fill the vacancy by appointment.