Bill To Ax Philly's Troubled Traffic Court Clears Panel

Law360, New York (February 6, 2013, 4:38 PM EST) -- The Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved Tuesday two measures that would eliminate Philadelphia’s scandal-plagued traffic court, which saw nine current and former judges indicted last week for their alleged involvement in a ticket-fixing scheme.

Introduced by Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi, R-Delaware, Senate Bill 333 would eliminate Philadelphia Traffic Court in the state constitution, and Senate Bill 334 would statutorily transfer its responsibilities to Philadelphia Municipal Court.

Under SB 334, a newly created traffic division within the municipal court would include no more than five...
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