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Senate Bill 0570


Senate Bill 0570

ARCHIVE (2005)

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DIGEST OF SB 570 (Updated March 29, 2005 10:03 pm - DI 106)


Automated traffic law enforcement systems. Establishes the automated traffic law enforcement system pilot program, which allows a municipality to install an automated traffic law enforcement system (a device that produces still photographs of a vehicle that proceeds through a red light) at highway intersections under the jurisdiction of the municipality. Requires a local authority to receive authorization from the department of transportation (department) before installing automated traffic law enforcement systems. Requires dismissal of a citation based on an automatic traffic law enforcement system that does not comply with installation, maintenance, or operational requirements. Prohibits a violation based on a report from an automated traffic law enforcement system from being used to determine insurance rates. Requires that the civil penalty imposed for a violation based on a report from an automated traffic law enforcement system be applied to defray the cost of the system, and that remaining funds be deposited in the violent crime victims compensation fund. Provides that the department may authorize not more than ten municipalities to participate in the pilot program, and requires the department to submit a report analyzing the program to the legislative council before December 31, 2008. Requires that a yellow light have a duration of at least five seconds. Makes conforming changes. Repeals a superseded definition.
    Current Status:
     Defeated - 2nd House
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