ACLU-PA Position: Opposes
SB 140 would create a "special prosecutor" under the Attorney General’s office who is responsible for prosecuting and investigating all crimes that occur on public transportation in Philadelphia. SB 140 is a brazen attempt to undermine the authority of one district attorney, in one county, to override the votes of every Philadelphian who elected him. It would also risk violating the PA Constitution, which prohibits the state from creating special laws that interfere with local governing authorities (Pa.Const. Art. III, § 32 (1)).
Check the bill's status here.