Support Texas Senate Bill 653 to prohibit the use of Photo Cameras

March 16, 2019

On March 20, 2019, the Senate Transportation Committee will discuss SB 653 beginning at 8:00 AM in E1.016. Please contact committee members to ask them to support the bill. If you can make the meeting, I encourage you to attend.

10 Reasons to Oppose Red Light Cameras: https://www.motorists.org/blog/10-reasons-to-oppose-red-light-cameras-2/

Chair: Sen. Robert Nichols
Vice Chair: Sen. Kelly Hancock

Email these members if they are your State Senator:

Members:
Sen. Carol Alvarado
Sen. Juan Hinojosa
Sen. Lois W. Kolkhorst
Sen. Charles Perry
Sen. José R. Rodríguez 
Sen. Charles Schwertner 
Sen. Royce West

Most State Senators block emails unless your are in their district

If you have time, I encourage you to contact your own state senator to ask him or her to support this bill. To find and contact your own state senator please use the front page of the Texas Portal https://capitol.texas.gov/Home.aspx
Please send this share this post to encourage them to get rid of these policing for profit devices once and for all in Texas.

Opening Text of Bill:
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT relating to prohibiting the use of photographic traffic signal enforcement systems.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTIONA1.AAThe heading to Chapter 707, Transportation Code, is amended to read as follows:
CHAPTER 707. PHOTOGRAPHIC TRAFFIC SIGNAL
ENFORCEMENT SYSTEM PROHIBITED
SECTIONA2.AA Chapter 707, Transportation Code, is amended by adding Sections 707.020 and 707.021 to read as follows:
Sec.A707.020.AA PHOTOGRAPHIC TRAFFIC SIGNAL ENFORCEMENT SYSTEM PROHIBITED. (a) Notwithstanding any other law, a local authority may not implement or operate a photographic traffic signal enforcement system with respect to a highway or street under the jurisdiction of the authority.
Texas Senate Page on Bill https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=86R&Bill=SB653

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