SB 847
Enacts provisions relating to traffic enforcement
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Last Action:
1/18/2018 - Second Read and Referred S Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2018

Current Bill Summary

SB 847 - This act requires that motorists charged with traffic violations shall receive, within twenty-four hours of the violation, in-person notification from a law enforcement officer employed by the agency issuing the citation. This requirement does not apply to parking tickets, leaving the scene of an accident, incidents requiring further investigation, or any other situation in which in-person notification is not possible.

This act prohibits the use of automated traffic enforcement systems to establish evidence a motor vehicle or its operator has committed a traffic-related offense, or to impose or collect any civil or criminal fine, fee, or penalty for such offense.

State agencies and political subdivisions with automated traffic enforcement installation or maintenance contracts existing on the effective date of this section will be required to complete or terminate the contracts within one year, and thereafter must comply with the other provisions.

These provisions, except the in-person notification requirement, do not apply to data and information recorded at weigh stations managed by the Department of Transportation or the Highway Patrol.

This act is similar to HB 1386 (2018), SB 315 (2017), HB 275 (2017), and contains provisions similar to provisions in HCS/HB 380 (2017), HB 1945 (2016), HB 2486 (2016), and HB 234 (2015).