Sen. Jeff Brandes’ bill that would get rid of red light cameras in the state was temporarily postponed in the Senate Infrastructure and Security Committee on Tuesday.
The delay all but ensures the measure is dead — again — after several years’ worth of attempts to kill the program.
Brandes voluntarily postponed the bill in the final minutes of the committee meeting because of time constraints but not before calling red light cameras “tools of the devil to tax poor people.”
This year’s bill (SB 622) would overturn the “Mark Wandall Traffic Safety Program” law that was approved in 2010. It gives localities across the state the option to use red light cameras within their boundaries.