HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A bill to abolish Philadelphia’s scandal-plagued traffic court is on its way to the desk of Gov. Tom Corbett, and his office says he’ll sign it.
The Senate voted unanimously in favor of a revised version of the legislation on Tuesday.
It will move traffic court duties to a traffic division of Philadelphia Municipal Court.
After Corbett signs it, currently scheduled traffic court judicial elections will be canceled.
A companion bill has been approved to remove the traffic court from the state constitution. It still requires a second round of approval in the House and Senate in the next legislative session and then passage in a voter referendum.
Nine current or former Philadelphia traffic court judges were accused by federal authorities this spring of fixing tickets.