The House passed the compromise bill. HB 77 would take 75% of all funds raised by red light cameras and send them to the state general fund, allegedly to pay for trauma care. I’m surprised they didn’t set up a designated fund for trauma care instead of doing to these funds what the feds do to social security funds.
The red light bill also contains other provisions. It states that local governments can’t tinker with the timing of a red light to decrease the yellow time before installing a camera. It requires a traffic engineering study before a camera is installed. It states that a motorist can’t get a ticket from a police officer, then get another one because of the camera.
The bill passed 110-60.
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