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I guess if it passes in the House it will show up here first: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/...type=B&bn=1475
I did not see this vote on the calendar.
That doesn't mean much though because the Transportation board can review their bills on a whim, often times their agenda will have a list of bills they're reviewing and then at the end it will indicate "and any other business" that comes before the committee. I think all of the special committees do that actually.
I'm beyond confused though...either the Patch editor knows something we don't know or there's something wrong. One thing that stood out to me is that this is going to change on Sunday...? That's unusual but it does look like both the House and the Senate are going to be in session this weekend.
According to the news article it sounds like they're trying to piggy-back the radar/lidar legislation onto the cell phone legislation...which is an interesting twist. We've been trying to ban texting while driving for years, too, and just a month or two ago the legislature pushed it through pretty quickly. The texting while driving (and actually it was going to be a ban on handsheld cell phone use while driving, too) bill was pretty close to passing last I saw, and it took very little time for that from start to finish.
Adding the radar lines into the texting while driving bill could make it all go either way. If there's enough interest for both in the legislature you could see this bill pushed to the Governor extremely quickly... But if there's any questions about the radar part it could stall both for the remainder of the year.
I'm pretty sure both the radar legislation and texting while driving legislation would be signed by the Governor based on what I know, so I don't think his veto would be any issue with this.
It sounds like all of this is still in the planning stages (for two more days anyway) because nothing is documented on it yet...neither on the bill they mentioned in the article nor in the current texting bill that's being pushed forward.
In other news, apparently there's a proposal to totally do away with junior licensing restrictions, too, if I read that bill correctly. It's part of one of those cell phone bills.
Here is a pretty good article from a truckers site about the bill. It would only allow full time locals to use radar in 16 out of 67 counties. Article does not mention state police getting lidar.
One other interesting thing in that revision of the bill is it says something about the radar and LIDAR being used on roads where traffic engineering surveys have been performed and in accordance with citizen complaints. I'll have to find out what all that means... it seems to me that the radar and LIDAR could only be used if someone complains about speeders, which is kinda dumb. Chances are I'm reading it incorrectly though.
For anyone curious, here's the counties this revision allows radar/lidar to be used in, potentially:
Thanks krypton2. Starting June 30th and lasting two months is summer recess, so if no vote by Thursday it is yet another welcomed delay.
I'd rather have them use that down there... I hate driving in PA, give me laser and radar all day.
If this passes I'm going to have lots of fun on the Pa turnpike
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