UPDATE June 6, 2019: Legislature adjourned Sine Die; bill died without getting out of Senate Transportation Committee.
UPDATE April 25, 2019: Passed House on 97 to 0 vote, sent to Senate, referred to Transportation Committee.
HB 457 was introduced on March 29, 2019 and then referred to the Committee on Transportation, Highways and Public Works. The Committee reported the bill out with amendments where it passed a 3rd reading in the House.
This is an interesting bill. It essentially requires the City of Robeline to brand itself as a speed trap. Robeline must display signs outside city limits on the main road through town that say it is a strict speed enforcement zone. The bill defines “strict speed enforcement zone” as “A portion of highway where traffic enforcement is focused on extracting revenue from motorists instead of improving safety, made possible by speed limits posted below the prevailing flow of traffic combined with excessively high enforcement.”
Based on driver-sourced reporting to the NMA’s Speedtrap.org about Robeline, the branding is more than appropriate.