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HB 0077 - Motor vehicles; traffic-control signal monitoring devices; repeal provisions

Tracking Level: Passed
Sponsor: Loudermilk,Barry 14th
Last Action: 5/14/2008 - House Date Signed by Governor
House Committee: MotV
Senate Committee: PS&HS
Assigned To:
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

HB 77 addresses red light cameras.  This bill requires a governing authority to obtain an operating permit from the Department of Transportation prior to using any traffic-control signal monitoring device. The revenue generated by the use of these devices shall not be considered when determining whether to issue a permit. Through this legislation the Department of Transportation has the authority to regulate red light cameras. Where a violation of the rules and regulations established by the DOT is substantiated, the DOT may order that revenues generated from the use of traffic-control signal monitoring devices during the time of such violation be remitted to the state’s general fund. The department’s order to remit funds shall be a continuous order until the violation is corrected by the governing authority as determined by the department. Jurisdiction for enforcing the department’s order shall be in the Superior Court of Fulton County.

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