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Missouri House voted for red light cameras to be a thing of the past

Date: April 29, 2015
By: Kolbie Satterfield
State Capitol Bureau

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Missouri House gave first round approval to ban red light cameras through the state of Missouri
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Wrap: The House bill would free you from paying a fine for being caught running a red light by an automated camera.

The bill sponsor is Eastern Missouri Republican Paul Curtman.

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Description: "We have found that these cameras put people in a position also this is a safety issue these cameras put people in a position where they would rather slam on their brakes rather than rely on their best judgment as to whether or not they should move through a yellow light."

The bill faces one more round in the House before going to the Senate with just two weeks left in the senate. 

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Kolbie Satterfield

 

 

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With just two weeks left in the legislative session the Missouri House gave first round approval to ban red light cameras throughout the state
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Wrap:The bill would allow you to drive through a red light without fear of having to pay a fine by not slowing down for a red light.

St. Joseph Republican Representative Galen Higdon is in support of this bill. 

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Description: "My community in itself says don't watch me don't have the big brother keeping an eye on me and don't punish me for something I don't have a right to defend my actions by confronting my accuser.".

Lawmakers against the bill say the state is trying to micromanage communities by changing the law throughout the state.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Kolbie Satterfield

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The Missouri House gave first round approval for red light cameras throughout the state to no longer have authority to administer traffic fines
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Wrap:Drivers could drive freely wihtout fear of red light camera tacking their move if a bill to ban red light cameras is approved.

Despite first round approval St. Louis Democratic Representative Margo McNeil opposes the legislation.

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Description: "I think what we're doing here is micromanaging for our community this is an issue that should be decided by the local community."

 The bill faces one more round in the House before going to the Senate with just two weeks left in the senate.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Kolbie Satterfield.


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