PROGRAM UPDATE ON RED LIGHT CAMERA LEGISLATION
March 5, 2003
|Conneccticut||HB 6282 (Farr), HB 5911 (Fleischmann)||
House Bill 6282 is pending in the Judiciary Committee. House Bill 5911 was heard in the Committee on Planning and Development on 2/26/03 and is awaiting a vote. Both bills would allow for local municipalities throughout the state to establish red light camera programs.
|Indiana||SB 3 (Adams)||
Senate Bill 3 passed out of the Senate Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security on 1/28/03 and passed the Senate on 2/04/03. It is awaiting committee assignment in the House. Senate Bill 3 would authorize local municipalities to pass ordinances allowing the use of red light cameras.
|Maryland||HB 694 (Bronrott), HB 385 (Montgomery County), SB 455 (Forehand), SB 246 (Mooney)||
House Bill 694, a statewide photo speed radar bill, and HB 385, a bill to authorize photo speed radar in Montgomery County, will both be heard in the Environmental Matters Committee on 3/11/02. The companion bill, Senate Bill 455, was heard in the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee on 2/13/03 and is still awaiting a vote. A red light camera repeal bill, Senate Bill 246, is also in the Judicial Proceedings Committee awaiting a vote.
|Missouri||SB 90 (Kennedy)||SB 90 was introduced and referred to theTransportation Committee. SB 90 would allow ten cities throughout the state to establish red light camera programs.|
|Pennsylvania||Bill 000682 (Philadelphia City Council)||The City Council is expected to hold a hearing soon, but a date has not yet been set.|
|New York||Assembly Bills 48 (Lafayette), 599 (Hoyt), 766 (Hoyt) & 772 (Cohen) and Senate Bill 1367 (Trunzo).||All of these bills are currently pending in their respective Transportation Committees.|
|Texas||HB 200 (Berman)||In Texas, red light camera bills House Bills 901, 282 and 200 have been introduced and are pending in the House Transportation Committee.|
|Virginia||HB 1696 (McQuigg), SB 840 (Quayle)||HB 1696, sponsored by Del. Michèle McQuigg, was passed by the Militia Police & Public Safety Committee on 1/18/03, but the bill was re-referred to the Committee and on 1/31/03, the bill was defeated on a tie vote. SB 840, sponsored by Sen. Fred Quayle, passed the Senate and died in the House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee.|
|Washington||HB 1324 (Lovick), SB 5369 (Winsley)||
Statewide enabling legislation was introduced in both the House and the Senate. House Bill 1324 version was referred to the Transportation Committee and Senate Bill 5369 passed out of Judiciary and was referred to the Ways and Means Committee.