Maryland HB 1063 – Authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore City to determine the location of speed monitoring systems in the City
Authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore City to determine the location of speed monitoring systems in the City, the operating time of speed monitoring systems in the City, and the speed tolerance of speed monitoring systems in the City.Full Bill Text
UPDATE May 1, 2019: Legislative session ended for 2019 without action taken on bill.
UPDATE March 8, 2019: The Environment & Transportation Committee scheduled a hearing for March 14.
HB 1063 was introduced on February 8, 2019 and referred to the House Environment & Transportation Committee. The Committee has not yet scheduled a hearing date.
The NMA opposes automated speed enforcement for several reasons. HB 1063 appears to be particularly geared toward maximizing revenue generation by allowing the mayor and city council to decide where to locate speed cameras. No requirement is placed upon the city authorities to choose based on safety data or police recommendations. The bill provides the opportunity for several electronic speed traps to be set up around Baltimore, a city that has had integrity issues with speed cameras in the past.