Month: June 2013

Scandal-Plagued Philly Traffic Court Expected to Meet Its Demise in Near Future

courthouseAccording to the Delaware County Daily Times, legislation to abolish the Philadelphia traffic court is headed toward the desk of Governor Tom Corbett, which he has pledged to sign into law. Senate Bill 334, which was first introduced in the Pennsylvania Senate by Delaware County Senator Dominic Pileggi, R-9, of Chester, moves traffic court duties to a new Traffic Court Division of the Philadelphia Municipal Court. The House approved the bill in early June after amending it to include two additional Municipal Court judges and require an annual report from the newly created division. The Senate voted unanimously in favor of the amended bill on June 11. After the governor signs the bill into law, currently scheduled elections for the traffic court will be vacated and the Municipal Court will immediately begin establishing a new Traffic Division. A separate piece of legislation, Senate Bill 333, also introduced by Sen. Pileggi, eliminates the Philadelphia Traffic Court from the Pennsylvania State Constitution.… Read More