Bill banning photo radar approved by Arizona Senate panel

Bill banning photo radar approved by Arizona Senate panel

BOB CHRISTIE
Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) – An Arizona Senate committee has given initial approval to
legislation that would ban the use of photo radar statewide, despite
pleas from several police departments to block the bill.

Republican Sen. Kelli Ward of Lake Havasu City says she believes photo
radar violates the U.S. Constitution’s protections against unreasonable
searches.

Her Senate Bill 1167 is one of three targeting photo radar proposed in
the Legislature in what has become an annual effort to get rid of
electronic ticketing. Cities and towns have managed to beat back the
proposals in recent years.

Ward’s bill passed the Senate public safety committee on a 5-1 vote
Wednesday. It now moves to the Senate floor after a routine
constitutional review.

Two other bills that would limit photo radar have been introduced in the
House.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press.

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