Saturday, March 6, 2010

Missouri Senate Hearing on Red Light Cameras

Residents of Missouri are encouraged to attend a state senate hearing on Red Light Cameras. SB 637 would prohibit political subdivisions from using automated red light camera systems to enforce red light violations. SB 637 will be considered by the Transportation Committee on Wednesday, March 17 at 8:00 a.m., in Room SCR1 at the State Capitol. The bill is sponsored State Senator Jim Lembke (R-South County). Lembke's efforts to ban the cameras was written about in The South County Times: "They (photo enforcement cameras) are real revenue generators," Lembke said. "The problem is you can't identify who is driving the car. So you have a due process problem. They send you a ticket and say "we have your car going through this intersection, sign the ticket and send it back with your $100.' Well that's self-incrimination. They're asking to you to say you're driving the car. The Transportation Committee will also hear related bills sponsored by Sen. Lembke: SB 864 - Prohibits political subdivisions from using automated traffic enforcement systems to enforce traffic violations unless violations are prosecutedcriminally and points are imposed SB 970 - Exempts transportation management companies, and their subcontractors, who contract with the state from certain regulations An executive session may or may not follow the March 17 hearing. RELATED: Missouri legislators look at an outright ban of red light cameras KCPD can't keep up with all of your red-light tickets Video of Valentine's Day Red-light 'scamera' protest Leave a Comment * Conservative T-Shirts * Follow CNB on Twitter * RSS Feed