Traffic camera restrictions under consideration in TN
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A proposal to place greater restrictions on the use of traffic cameras in Tennessee has been placed among bills to be considered once the state spending plan is set.
The measure sponsored by Democratic Rep. Bill Harmon of Dunlap was placed behind the budget by the House Budget Subcommittee on Wednesday. The companion bill is awaiting a vote in the Senate Transportation Committee.
Sponsors say something needs to be done to prevent local governments from abusing the cameras to generate revenue.
The legislation includes requiring an engineering study before putting up future cameras, and that cities and counties make the locations of those cameras available on local government websites.
Read HB3024/SB2918 at http://capitol.tn.gov
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