Missouri SB 111 – Enacts provisions relating to traffic enforcement
Enacts provisions relating to traffic enforcementFull Bill Text
UPDATE May 30, 2019: 2019 Legislative Session adjourned without taking action on this bill.
SB 111 was introduced on January 9, 2019 and is referred to the Senate Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety Committee.
The bill would add a few protections for drivers and vehicle owners, such as:
- Any motorist charged with a traffic violation in this state or any county or municipality of this state shall receive notification, in person, within twenty-four hours of the violation from a law enforcement officer employed by the law enforcement agency issuing the violation. This would not apply to parking tickets or incidents that require further investigation but notably would apply to automated enforcement (photo) tickets.
- No county, city, town, village, municipality, state agency, or other political subdivision of this state may enact, adopt, or enforce, or authorize any other entity to enact, adopt, or enforce, any law, ordinance, regulation, order, or other provision that authorizes the use of an automated traffic enforcement system or systems to establish evidence that a motor vehicle or its operator has not paid any user fee or is not in compliance with traffic signals, traffic speeds, or other traffic laws.
- Any county, city, town, village, municipality, state agency, or other political subdivision of this state that has an automated traffic enforcement system installation or maintenance contract with a company or entity on August 28, 2019, shall arrange to complete or terminate the contract no later than August 28, 2019.