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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session


Posted: December 1, 2014 08:22 AM
From: Senator Dominic Pileggi
To: All Senate members
Subject: Constitutional Amendment to Eliminate the Philadelphia Traffic Court
I plan to introduce legislation which will continue the process of amending the state constitution to eliminate the corrupt Philadelphia Traffic Court.

During the 2013-14 legislative session, the Senate and the House approved both Senate Bill 334, a statute (now Act 17 of 2013), and Senate Bill 333, a constitutional amendment, to eliminate the Philadelphia Traffic Court.

The next step in amending the state constitution, pursuant to Article XI, is for the same language to be approved again during the 2015-16 legislation session. If this language is approved by the General Assembly for a second time, the question will then be put before the voters.

Additional background on the corruption which plagued the Philadelphia Traffic Court is available in this co-sponsorship memo from the 2013-14 legislative session.

This legislation will be similar to Senate Bill 333 (printer’s number 311) from the 2013-14 legislative session, which the Senate approved unanimously on February 13, 2013, and which the House approved, 117 to 81, on June 4, 2013.

Introduced as SB283