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Senate Bill 0527


Senate Bill 0527

ARCHIVE (2011)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Intersection safety systems. Allows a county, city, or town to adopt and enforce an ordinance (ordinance) that regulates the placement and use of intersection safety systems on local, county, and state highways within the municipal boundaries and unincorporated areas. Provides that the civil penalty for a violation of an ordinance must be at least $125 and not more than $150. Specifies that the civil penalty must be applied to defray the cost of the installation, operation, and maintenance of the intersection safety system and that the remaining funds be distributed: (1) with 70 % to be deposited with the county or municipality in which the intersection safety system is located for local public safety; and (2) with 30% to be deposited in the state general fund for public safety. Prohibits the: (1) reporting of a violation of an ordinance on a driving record; (2) use of a violation of an ordinance to determine rates for motor vehicle insurance; and (3) assessment of points under the point system by the bureau of motor vehicles for a violation of an ordinance. Requires the city, county, or town to send a referral to the bureau of motor vehicles if the ordinance violation penalty has not been paid in a timely manner. Requires the bureau of motor vehicles to suspend the registration of a vehicle for which an ordinance violation penalty has not been paid. Provides that a person who does not contest the violation of an ordinance and pays the civil penalty in a timely manner is not liable for court costs. Makes other changes, conforming amendments, and technical corrections. Repeals a superseded definition.
    Current Status:
     In Committee - first House
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