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SENATE BILL NO. 396 (as amended)
Regular Session, 2008
BY SENATOR HEBERT
PUBLIC CONTRACTS. Provides for certain restrictions for local governments contracting with private companies for a fee or contingency basis. (6/1/08)
To enact R.S. 33:1372.1, relative to municipalities and parishes; to provide certain restrictions on local governments contracting with private companies for enforcement of certain traffic ordinances using cameras; to prohibit release of certain information on individuals for the collection of fines or penalties; and to provide for related matters.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of Louisiana:
Section 1. R.S. 33:1372.1 is hereby enacted to read as follows:
1372.1. Traffic enforcement; use of photographic systems
A. The use of cameras or similar photographic monitoring system by a parish or municipal governing authority for the enforcement of speed limits, speed zones, or the movement of traffic through the parish or municipality shall be subject to the provisions of this Section.
B. Photographs of a motor vehicle shall be restricted to the images of the rear area of the motor vehicle and the license plate number and no photograph shall be taken of the operator or any occupant of the motor vehicle. Only the photographic image of the rear area of the motor vehicle and the license plate number shall be permitted as evidence of a violation.
C. Any renewal or renegotiation of a contract executed by a parish or municipal governing authority prior to August 1, 2008 which is in conflict with the provisions of this Section shall, upon such renewal or renegotiation, be amended to comply with the provisions of this Section.
Section 2. This Act shall be become effective August 1, 2008.
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