PHOENIX (AP) – The Arizona Senate has given initial approval to a bill requiring cities and towns to get voter approval if they want to use photo radar or red light enforcement.
The new proposal by Republican Sen. Steve Smith is the latest in a series of bills that emerge each year to limit the use of electronic speed and red light enforcement.
Senate Bill 1520 requires cities and towns to give voters a chance to approve photo enforcement at the next general election. If voters don’t approve the systems must be taken down.
It awaits a formal Senate vote after Thursday‘s voice vote.
Another bill targeting photo enforcement has passed the Senate and awaits House action. Senate Bill 1241 would ban photo radar on state highways but affect just two cities.
Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.