Ariz. bill banning speed cameras alive again
Associated Press - June 25, 2009 7:34 PM ET
PHOENIX (AP) - A state Senate committee has resurrected a measure banning photo radar on Arizona highways.
The measure was tacked on to a transportation bill that a Senate committee approved Thursday.
Arizona lawmakers last year created the first statewide network of speed enforcement cameras.
Police had initially planned to deploy 100 cameras around the state but suspended their expansion after 36 fixed cameras and 42 mobile units were installed. Officers cited legislative efforts to eliminate the cameras.
The cameras snapped photos about 700,000 times in the program's first five months.
House committees passed a similar photo enforcement ban earlier this year but it languished as lawmakers focused on passing a state budget.