Arizona House passes bill that targets photo radar

Arizona House passes bill that targets photo radar

By Ina Ronquillo. CREATED Mar 12, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona House of Representatives has approved a bill that would require cities and towns to calibrate photo radar cameras every 24 hours.
   
The House approved House Bill 2690 with a 37-19 vote on Wednesday.
   
Republican bill sponsor Rep. David Gowan of Sierra Vista says the bill ensures the public has due process when ticketed by radar cameras.
   
Legislators have been trying to get rid of photo enforcement for years.  Gov. Jan Brewer signed a law last year that requires state transportation officials to confirm there's a safety need before they allow cities to put photo enforcement cameras on state highways.
   
Opponents of Gowan's bill say the term "calibrate" is vague and that it could end up being too costly for cities and towns.

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Ina Ronquillo

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Ina is a Southern Arizona native. She graduated from Nogales High School and then received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arizona with a double major in Media Arts and Communication.