Pa. Senate Votes To Eliminate Troubled Philly Traffic Court

Law360, Philadelphia (February 13, 2013, 5:24 PM EST) -- The Pennsylvania Senate voted unanimously Wednesday to pass two bills aimed at eliminating Philadelphia’s troubled traffic court, which was rocked by indictments of nine current and former judges last month.

Introduced by Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi, R-Delaware County, 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 S.B. 334, a newly created traffic division within the municipal court would include no more than five elected judges.

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