2/17/2006Arizona Senate Votes to Ban Freeway Speed Cameras
The Arizona state Senate votes to ban photo radar on freeways.
The Arizona state Senate voted 17-11 yesterday to ban speed cameras on freeways within the state. Transportation Committee Chairman Thayer Verschoor (R-Gilbert) introduced SB 1146 in response to the city of Scottsdale's photo radar program that will begin issuing $157 citations at six locations along a 7.8 mile stretch of the Loop 101 freeway.
A similar attempt to ban photo radar last year narrowly failed in May when the House voted 29-26 in favor of the measure, but fell 2 votes short of the parliamentary majority required for passage. As a compromise, Verschoor's bill allows Scottsdale to run its program until December 31.
State of Arizona, Senate
Second Regular Session, 2006
SENATE BILL 1146
AN ACT amending title 28, chapter 3, article 6, Arizona Revised Statutes, by adding section 28-711; relating to traffic speed restrictions.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:
Section 1. Title 28, chapter 3, article 6, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended by adding section 28-711, to read:
28-711. Photo radar; prohibited use
On a controlled access highway in this state, this state or a local authority shall not use photo radar to identify violators of this article.
Sec. 2. Effective date
Section 28-711, Arizona Revised Statutes, as added by this act, is effective from and after December 31, 2006.