HARRISBURG – The PA House Judiciary Committee advanced a bill, sponsored by Lebanon County Rep. Frank Ryan, amending the PA Constitution to limit the terms of justices and judges serving on state appellate courts. House Bill 1880 would limit justices of the PA Supreme Court to two terms or a total of 20 years on the bench. Any justice currently serving who has exceeded the new limit would be permitted to complete their current term. The bill was amended in committee to apply the same term limits to Commonwealth Court and Superior Court judges. The amendment limits those judges to two terms or 20 years on each court they serve. The bill must pass in identical form in each of two consecutive legislative sessions before they can be placed before voters in a statewide referendum.

REP. FRANK RYAN