Senate Bill 0003
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DIGEST OF SB3 (Updated February 4, 2003 2:41 PM - DI 84)
Automated traffic law enforcement systems. Allows certain local government entities to adopt ordinances under which the owner of a motor vehicle commits a violation when an automated traffic law enforcement system produces a recorded still photographic image of a motor vehicle or a vehicle being drawn by a motor vehicle proceeding through an intersection contrary to the requirement to stop at a red light. Establishes defenses that may be raised in proceedings to enforce the ordinances. Provides that the ordinances: (1) may not impose civil penalties of more than $100; and (2) may be enforced through local ordinance violation bureaus or infraction and ordinance violation enforcement proceedings. Specifies that the ordinances must require local police officers to review the recorded images. Provides that the ordinances may not provide for the payment of compensation to vendors of the automated systems on the basis of: (1) the number of recorded images; (2) the number of citations issued; or (3) the amount of revenue generated. Allows ordinances to provide for the mailing of warning notices instead of imposing civil penalties. Makes conforming changes.
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