Washington HB 1793 – Establishing additional uses for automated traffic cameras
Establishing additional uses for automated traffic camerasFull Bill Text
UPDATE March 1, 2019: Referred to Rules 2 Review. Rules Committee subsequently relieved of further consideration. Bill placed on second reading.
UPDATE February 22, 2019: Scheduled for executive session in House Transportation Committee on February 27, 2019.
HB 1793 was introduced on January 31, 2019 and referred to the House Transportation Committee which held a public hearing on February 18, 2019.
The bill adds a number of ticketing actions that can be performed by red-light cameras, including railroad crossing violations, stopping when traffic obstructed violations, stopping at intersection or crosswalk violations, transportation-only lane violations, stopping/standing/parking violations at locations restricted for emergency response vehicle entry or exit, and boarding/disembarking of public transportation vehicles (including public ferries).
HB 1793 greatly expands the automated policing scope of red-light cameras. The NMA is opposed to intersection ticket cameras for a number of reasons that are presented here.
The state Senate has a similar bill, SB 5789, which sits with the Senate Transportation Committee.