Camera tickets have been taking a big hit in Missouri lately. The Court of Appeals has stricken red light cameras in Ellisville and Speed Camera tickets in Moline Acres.
Missouri lawmakers have introduced a bill to the House of Representatives to ban these automated systems across the state. Sponsored by Republican Bryan Spencer from District 63 and Republican Ron Hicks from District 107, HB 1533 aims to prohibit the use of automatic traffic enforcement beginning August 28, 2014. Any political entity that had a contract would have one year to terminate the contract.
The bill was introduced on January 21, 2014. The public hearing was just held last week.
We will update the progress on HB 1533.