HB 348, Speed Cameras in School Zones

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Rep. J Collins
District 71

This current version of this bill provides that speed cameras in school zones may be enforced only one hour prior to and one hour after the school's official start time and one hour prior to and two hours after the school's official dismissal time and when such violations are in excess of ten miles per hour over the speed limit. 

This bill also provides that prior to the placement of a speed camera in a school zone, the local governing body authorized to enforce the speed limit, shall apply for and secure a permit from the Department of Transportation. 

Any agent, law enforcement agency, or governing body found to have intentionally violated the use of speed cameras in school zones, shall be assessed a fine of $2,500 for the first violation and $5,000 for the second violation. The commissioner of public safety is authorized to suspend all speed detection permits for a third violation. 

This bill also includes speed cameras in school zones when calculating speeding offenses revenue for law enforcement agencies.

Last Updated: 2/21/2024
Subject Area: Public Safety
Resources: bill text
2/22/2024 - Passed Senate Committee, Pending in Senate Rules


3/2/2023 House Vote #149 Yea - 168 Nay - 0 Not Voting - 3 Excused - 9

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