Ariz. bill would raise stakes for speed violations

By The Associated Press
Wednesday, June 17, 2009

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PHOENIX (AP) A bill advancing in the Legislature would mean that speeding violations captured by state photo enforcement cameras would be reported for possible action against the violator's drivers license.
A Senate committee on Wednesday voted 4-2 for the bill, sending it to the full Senate after a legal review and party caucus briefings.
The 2008 law that authorized the Department of Public Safety's photo enforcement program specifically barred courts from reporting violations to the Motor Vehicle Division and prohibited MVD from using the violations to add points to violators' licenses.
A lobbyist representing a trucking industry group and an insurance company said both want to know whether applicants for jobs or insurance coverage have speeding violations.