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HB 1557 - Authorizes the Use of Red Light Cameras - Key Vote

Missouri Key Votes

Jim Neely voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (84-63) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes the Use of Red Light Cameras

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes the use of automated traffic enforcement systems.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes a “jurisdiction” to pass an ordinance authorizing the use of an automated traffic enforcement system for red light or speed limit violations (Sec. A). 
  • Defines “jurisdiction” as a city, county, town, or village located in the state (Sec. A).
  • Prohibits the Department of Revenue from assessing points against an individual’s driving record for a traffic violation conviction based solely on evidence obtained from an automated traffic enforcement system (Sec. A). 
  • Establishes a maximum fine of $135 for an individual who is convicted of a traffic violation based solely on evidence obtained from an automated traffic enforcement system (Sec. A). 
  • Requires a peace officer to review and determine the validity of all traffic violations that were detected with an automated traffic enforcement system (Sec. A). 
  • Requires a jurisdiction using an automated traffic enforcement system to meet certain criteria, including, but not limited to, the following criteria (Sec. A):
    • The jurisdiction has a public awareness campaign at the beginning of the program and send warning notices for 30 days before issuing citations; 
    • The jurisdiction posts warning signs ahead of any area using the automated enforcement system;
    • The jurisdiction has a permit from the agency that owns a highway, street, or road where the automated enforcement system is to be installed, if not jurisdiction property; and
    • The jurisdiction obtains an engineering review of an intersection where the automated enforcement system is to be installed, including a site evaluation and a crash study.
  • Limits where a jurisdiction can use an automated traffic enforcement system to enforce speed limits to areas that meet certain conditions, including, but not limited to, the following areas and conditions (Sec. A):
    • School zones with a reduced speed limit or flashers when children are present;
    • Work zones with a reduced speed limit and workers present for at least 4 hours; and
    • Other zones where an engineering study has shown the occurrence of more crashes than expected based on similar roads.
  • Requires a jurisdiction using an automated traffic enforcement system to have yellow light durations that comply with state standards (Sec. A).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes the Use of Red Light Cameras

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