Parking scofflaws might be getting a gift, but likely not in time for the holidays.
Philadelphia's City Council on Thursday passed a bill that forgives parking tickets issued before 2013. But the measure requires that drivers first pay off all tickets given after 2013 or pay a $50 fee if a driver hasn't received a ticket since 2013.
Motorists will also have to enroll in the amnesty program between March and April of next year if they want their tickets thrown out.
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The bill still needs approval from Democratic Mayor Jim Kenney. A spokeswoman didn't immediately reply to an email asking if he'll sign the bill into law.
The state auditor says that the Philadelphia Parking Authority has failed to collect more than $580 million in outstanding tickets since 1990.