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SB 277 - Authorizing Speed Monitoring Systems - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizing Speed Monitoring Systems

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (94-41) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizing Speed Monitoring Systems

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes speed monitoring systems in school zones and work zones statewide, and amends the requirements for speed monitoring systems in Montgomery County beginning October 1, 2009.

Highlights:
- Authorizes speed monitoring systems to record images of motor vehicles traveling at a speed of at least 12 miles per hour above the posted speed limit (up from 10 miles per hour above the posted speed limit, as provided by existing law for Montgomery County) for the purpose of issuing a citations (Secs. 1-2). - Authorizes speed monitoring systems in schools zones on Monday through Friday, between the hours of 6:00 AM and 8:00 PM (Sec. 1). - Authorizes speed monitoring systems in work zones, provided that it is an expressway or controlled access highway in which the speech limit is at least 45 miles per hour and a conspicuous road sign is placed at a reasonable distance before the work zone alerting drivers that a speed monitoring system is in operation (Sec. 2). - Reduces the maximum speed limit of highways in Montgomery County in which speed monitoring systems are authorized from 45 miles per hour to 35 miles per hour (Sec. 1). - Specifies that for a period of at least 30 days after the first speed monitoring system is installed in a local jurisdiction, only warnings may be issued for a violation recorded by a speed monitoring system (Secs. 1-2). - Limits civil penalties for violations recorded by a speed monitoring system to $40 (Secs. 1-2). - Authorizes local governments to retain 10 percent of the revenue generated by violations enforced by speed monitoring systems, and directs local governments to remit any funds in excess of 10 percent to the Comptroller who shall deposit the revenue into the General Fund (Sec. 1). - Requires local governments to post the location of speed monitoring systems on their website and in a newspaper prior to activation (Sec. 1). - This bill is sponsored by Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. by request of the Governor.
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (27-20) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizing Speed Monitoring Systems

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes speed monitoring systems in school zones and work zones statewide, and amends the requirements for speed monitoring systems in Montgomery County beginning October 1, 2009.

Highlights:
- Authorizes speed monitoring systems to record images of motor vehicles traveling at a speed of at least 12 miles per hour above the posted speed limit (up from 10 miles per hour above the posted speed limit, as provided by existing law for Montgomery County) for the purpose of issuing a citations (Secs. 1-2). - Authorizes speed monitoring systems in schools zones on Monday through Friday, between the hours of 6:00 AM and 8:00 PM (Sec. 1). - Authorizes speed monitoring systems in work zones, provided that it is an expressway or controlled access highway in which the speech limit is at least 45 miles per hour and a conspicuous road sign is placed at a reasonable distance before the work zone alerting drivers that a speed monitoring system is in operation (Sec. 2). - Reduces the maximum speed limit of highways in Montgomery County in which speed monitoring systems are authorized from 45 miles per hour to 35 miles per hour (Sec. 1). - Specifies that for a period of at least 30 days after the first speed monitoring system is installed in a local jurisdiction, only warnings may be issued for a violation recorded by a speed monitoring system (Secs. 1-2). - Limits civil penalties for violations recorded by a speed monitoring system to $40 (Secs. 1-2). - Authorizes local governments to retain 10 percent of the revenue generated by violations enforced by speed monitoring systems, and directs local governments to remit any funds in excess of 10 percent to the Comptroller who shall deposit the revenue into the General Fund (Sec. 1). - Requires local governments to post the location of speed monitoring systems on their website and in a newspaper prior to activation (Sec. 1). - This bill is sponsored by Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. by request of the Governor.
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NOTE: THIS VOTE RECONSIDERS A PREVIOUS VOTE.

Legislation - Bill Failed (Senate) (23-24) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Authorizing Speed Monitoring Systems

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