Governor Corbett signed legislation, HB 38, that brings Pennsylvania’s district and municipal courts’ filing fees in compliance with a law enacted last year, according to the bill’s sponsor State Rep. Thomas Caltagirone, D-Berks.
Last year’s law, Act 114 of 2010, increased the civil jurisdiction among the state’s district and municipal courts. HB 38 enacts the second half of the changes to the courts' fee charts.
"This measure completes changes to the district and municipal court’s civil jurisdictional limits, so that cases that have been making their way into the Courts of Common Pleas because of inflation are redirected back to where they were traditionally heard – before magisterial district judges," Caltagirone said in a statement.
“This bill is a positive change that helps our courts system remain as efficient and effective as possible."