PDP Rep Denies Alleged Traffic Fine Amnesty
SAN JUAN – Popular Democratic Party (PDP) Rep. Ramón Luis Cruz Burgos denied rumors circulated on various social networks about an alleged traffic-fine removal mechanism.
“This information is false. At this time, no amnesty is in effect for those purposes. However, we are working on a mechanism to prevent Puerto Ricans from continuing to have such a large amount of [traffic fine] debt…which currently stands at about $700 million,” the politician said.
The lawmaker refers to House Bill 2748, which he authored, that “will include a process of paying off fines at a discount. This bill will be heard publicly Wednesday in the House of Representatives. The witnesses will be the Transportation and Public Works Department, the Treasury Department and the Office of Management and Budget,” he added.