Pennsylvania Legislative Year in Review: increasing mandatory judicial retirement age, putting an end to the Philly Traffic Court

Constitutional Amendment

HB 79 Increases mandatory retirement age for judges from 70 to 75. Must be approved by 2015/2016 legislature to appear on 2015 or 2016 ballot.

SB 333 Eliminates all constitutional references to the Traffic Court of Philadelphia. Must be approved by 2015/2016 legislature to appear on 2015 or 2016 ballot.

Law

SB 334 Eliminates all statutory references to the Traffic Court of Philadelphia.

Resolution

HR 138 Directs the Joint State Government Commission to conduct a study of the constable system in Pennsylvania. Requires report on findings be sent to chief justice and legislature.

HR 150 Memorializes the Supreme Court to approve and adopt proposed Rules of Criminal Procedure 113, 513 and 513.1, related to public access to arrest warrants.