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SB 172 - Authorizes Speed Cameras in Work Zones - Pennsylvania Key Vote

Austin Davis voted Yea (Concurrence Vote With Amendment) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes Speed Cameras in Work Zones

Signed by Governor Tom Wolf
Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (47-1) -

Title: Authorizes Speed Cameras in Work Zones

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (173-22) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Speed Cameras in Work Zones

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with senate amendments and pass a bill that authorizes new speed camera fines in work zones.

Highlights:

 

  • Authorizes speed cameras in specified work areas (Sec. 1).

  • Requires at least two appropriate warning signs to be displayed before the work zone stating the camera is in use (Sec. 3).

  • Requires a sign to be placed at the end of the work zone (Sec. 3).

  • Specifies that if a subject is going 11 miles over the speed limit it is a violation (Sec. 3).

  • Requires notice of violation to include written verification that the speed enforcement system was operating correctly at the time of offense (Sec. 3).

  • Requires automated speed enforcement operator to complete training  (Sec. 3).

  • Requires automated speed enforcement operator to complete a daily log for the system which includes the following (Sec. 3):

    • Date, time and location of device set up;

    • Evidence the device passed self tests specified by manufacturer; and

    • A record kept on file.

  • Requires certain aspects to be included in the notice of violation such as (Sec. 3):

    • Copy of recorded image with visible vehicle license plate;

    • Registration number and state of issuance of vehicle registration;

    • Verification that system was working properly;

    • Date, time and place of potential violation; and

    • Instructions for return of notice.

  • Specifies notice of violation shall be mailed within 30 days of occurence (Sec. 3)

  • Specifies notice of violation shall be invalid unless provided within 90 days of the offense (Sec. 3).

  • Requires notice of violation to be sent by first class mail (Sec. 3).

  • Specifies penalties for number of offense committed (Sec. 3):

    • First offense equates to a written warning;

    • Second offense is a fine of $75;

    • Third offense is a fine of $150; and

    • Subsequent offenses are a fine of $3571.

  • Specifies that no fine or warning can be imposed if camera is inactive (Sec. 3).

  • Specifies that speed enforcement system only records violations relating to speeding (Sec. 3).

  • Specifies information gathered by system is not deemed as public record (Sec. 3).

  • Specifies recorded images obtained through system will be destroyed after one year of notice or two years if there is a court order (Sec. 3).

  • Specifies Pennsylvania State Police shall use fines to pay for the administration of pilot program and the system administrator invoice costs (Sec. 3).

  • Specifies where remaining fines shall be allocated by the department or Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission for the first three years (Sec 3).

  • Requires a report by the Pennsylvania Turnpike commission and State Police be submitted April 1 annually to the chairperson and minor chairperson of the Transportation committee that includes the following (Sec. 3):

    • Number of vehicular accidents;

    • Number of injuries and deaths related;

    • Speed data;

    • Number of notices of violations issued;

    • Amount of fines imposed and collected;

    • Number of hours recorded; and

    • Use of fines.

  • Requires payment by mail be made by money order, credit card or check made payable to the Commonwealth (Sec. 3).

  • Specifies if payment is not made in 90 days the department or Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission may turn matter over to applicable credit collection agencies (Sec. 3).

  • Authorizes an owner to request a hearing within 30 days of mailing notice (Sec. 3).

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (44-4) -

Title: Authorizes Speed Cameras in Work Zones

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (166-25) -

Title: Authorizes Speed Cameras in Work Zones

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (45-3) -

Title: Authorizes Speed Cameras in Work Zones

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Authorizes Speed Cameras in Work Zones

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