Move to put restrictions on camera program falters
Associated Press - June 24, 2009 8:14 PM ET
PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Senate initially approved but ultimately rejected an array of proposed changes to the state's controversial speed camera enforcement program.
The Senate on Wednesday approved multiple amendments dealing with signage requirements, alleged violators' legal rights and other circumstances associated with the program launched last year.
Supporters say the changes would make the program fairer.
However, the bill's sponsor was able to at least temporarily shelve the legislation. That effectively means it doesn't advance but also erases all the amendments.
Republican Sen. John Nelson of Litchfield Park says he still hopes to find a way to comply with a federal requirement to report speed violations by commercial drivers license holders.