Pa. House Passes 2nd Bill Dismantling Philly Traffic Court

Law360, Philadelphia (June 5, 2013, 9:53 PM EDT) -- Over objections from a vocal group of lawmakers, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Wednesday signed off on the second of two bills aimed at dismantling the troubled Philadelphia Traffic Court in the wake of January indictments alleging rampant ticket-fixing and corruption.

Senate Bill 334, which passed by a margin of 114-81, would transfer the Philadelphia Traffic Court’s authority and caseload to the Philadelphia Municipal Court ahead of a planned referendum that would amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to abolish the embattled court. Legislation authorizing the statewide...
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