Current through P.A. Acts 2022-24
Section 3321 - Establishment of community courts(a) General ruleIn a judicial district which establishes a community court, a person serving as a magisterial district judge at such time: (1) may complete his term exercising the jurisdiction provided or prescribed by law and with the compensation provided by or pursuant to statute; and(2) upon completion of his term, his office is abolished and no judicial function of the kind theretofore exercised by a magisterial district judge shall thereafter be exercised other than by the community court.(b) PhiladelphiaIf a community court is established in the City and County of Philadelphia: (1) The judges of the Philadelphia Municipal Court shall become judges of the Community Court of Philadelphia County and their tenure shall not be otherwise affected.(2) The office of judge of the Traffic Court of Philadelphia is abolished effective upon the establishment of the community court.(3) No jurisdiction of the kind theretofore exercised exclusively by the municipal and traffic courts shall thereafter be exercised other than by the community court.1976, July 9, P.L. 586, No. 142, § 2, effective 6/27/1978. Amended 2004, Nov. 30, P.L. 1618, No. 207, § 14, effective 1/31/2005.