SB 1037 Authorizes automated traffic enforcement programs
Sponsor:Singleton Co-Sponsor(s)
LR Number:4306S.02I Fiscal Note:4306-02
Last Action:03/05/02 - Motion to Report Bill Out Do Pass FAILED Journal page:
S Transportation Committee
Effective Date:August 28, 2002
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Current Bill Summary

SB 1037 - This act authorizes governmental entities to adopt ordinances authorizing the use of automatic traffic control enforcement system to catch drivers who run red lights on highways or roads within their jurisdiction. If the road is a state highway, the governmental entity must enter into an agreement with the Transportation Commission regarding the installation of such a system.

The governmental entity must adopt an ordinance to establish the system and may enter into an agreement with a private vendor to establish the system. The vehicle owner is presumed to be the violator unless the owner makes out an affidavit as to the true operator of the vehicle. The other person specified in the affidavit is then presumed to be the violator. If the vehicle is claimed to have been stolen, the owner must submit a proof that a police report was filed indicating that the vehicle was stolen. No points shall be assessed for a violation of this act. The fine shall not exceed $250, including court costs. Governmental entities must give 30 days public notice before officially using the system.

This act is similar to SB 199 (2001).