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Session schedule

The House and Senate meet Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  The State budget must be passed by June 30.

Legislation to abolish Traffic Court moves ahead

The House passed Senate Bill 333 which would amend the Constitution to abolish the Philadelphia Traffic Court.  The bill awaits signature by the Governor.

Click for text of bill.

Click for House fiscal note.

The House also passed Senate Bill 334 which would transfer the duties of Traffic Court to the Philadelphia Municipal Court.  The bill now goes to the Senate for concurrence with a House amendment requiring that the President Judge of Municipal Court submit an annual report of Traffic Division activities to the General Assembly.  The bill also increases the number of Municipal Court Judges from 25 to 27.  This bill will be considered by the Senate Rules Committee on June 10.

Click for text of bill.

Click for House fiscal note.

More bills moving

Sexual Violence Victim Protection Act: Senate Bill 681 (Greenleaf-R-Montgomery) further providing for the protection of victims of sexual violence was passed by the Senate and now goes to the House for action.

Click for text of bill.

Click for memo from Senator Greenleaf.

DNA Collection: Senate Bill 150 (Pileggi-R-Delaware) modernizing the collection of DNA samples was removed from the Table and is now on the Senate Calendar for action.

Click for text of bill.

Click for Senate fiscal note.

Click for memo from Senator Pileggi.

Crisci Associates PA Capitol Digest:  Senator Pileggi comments on SCOTUS DNA ruling and Senate Bill 150

 

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