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Mo. House Passes Red Light Camera Bill

The Missouri House of Representatives sent legislation to the Missouri Senate intended to regulate red light traffic cameras across the state.
(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.) On the last day before the start of the legislative spring break, the Missouri House sent legislation to the Missouri Senate aiming to regulate the use of red light traffic cameras across the state.
   
House Bill 1557 clarifies several of the penalty provisions associated with red light cameras.
   
Under the proposal, any person convicted of a traffic offense by a red light camera will not have any points assessed to their driving record.
   
The legislation also requires communities to notify drivers when red light cameras are being used to enforce traffic laws.

According to the legislation, any city planning on using a red light traffic camera or a speed camera must receive approval from the Department of Transportation.
   
The proposal also caps the ticket amount of a red light camera offense to $150.

Lawmakers narrowly passed the proposal by an eighty-four to sixty-three vote, it now heads to the Senate for consideration.

To view the voting record on this bill, click this link and go to page 16.

Story reported by Jonathan Lorenz, Missouri House of Representatives Communications Office


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