House votes to limit state’s traffic cameras
Posted: Friday, May 28, 2010 8:01 pm
NASHVILLE (AP) — The House has passed a bill to put limits on traffic cameras along state roads in Tennessee.
The measure sponsored by Democratic Rep. Charles Curtiss of Sparta was approved Thursday on an 89-4 vote.
Under the legislation, no local government could install a traffic camera after Jan. 1, unless adopted by ordinance or a resolution.
Efforts to ban red light cameras entirely were withdrawn over concerns that the bill wouldn’t have enough votes to pass.
Republican Rep. Frank Niceley of Strawberry Plains said he opposes the cameras because, in his words, “We’re quickly becoming one nation under surveillance.”
The Senate would have to agree to House changes before the bill could head for the governor’s consideration.
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Published in The Messenger 5.28.10