Indiana Lawmakers with SB2 hope to avoid appearance of policing for profit with school bus camera enforcement

A plan to use camera enforcement for nabbing motorists who pass stopped school buses when children are boarding or departing has been revised in the hope of avoiding the appearance of policing for profit.

On Wednesday, the House Courts and Criminal Code Committee amended Senate Bill 2 to bar school bus camera enforcement from becoming a source of profit or ongoing revenue for either schools or camera vendors.

The legislation, which last month passed the Senate 49-0, originally permitted a camera company to receive, following the deduction of court costs, up to 25 percent of camera enforcement fines for however long a school agreed to share the money, even indefinitely.