SB 709
Enacts provisions relating to traffic enforcement
LR Number:
Last Action:
1/30/2020 - Second Read and Referred S General Laws Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2020

Current Bill Summary

SB 709 - 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. As used in the act, the term "automated traffic enforcement system" does not include systems or devices that would qualify as a "mobile video recorder" under the Sunshine Law.

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

Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, no state agency or political subdivision shall be exempt from the provisions of this act, except by explicit reference in state law to, or modification of, the provisions of the act.

The provisions of this act do not apply to data and information recorded at weigh stations managed by the Department of Transportation or the Highway Patrol.

This act is substantially similar to HB 1754 (2020), similar to SB 111 (2019), SB 847 (2018), 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).



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