SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 1291
97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES ENGLISH (Sponsor), KOLKMEYER, WHITE AND PACE (Co-sponsors).
4705H.01I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 304, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to automated traffic enforcement systems.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 304, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 304.850, to read as follows:
304.850. 1. In jurisdictions utilizing automated traffic enforcement systems, any fine imposed for a violation detected through the use of an automatic traffic enforcement system shall be transferred to the local school district where the violation occurred to be used for drivers education courses. The portion of the fine distributed to the local school district shall not be included in such district's "local effort" figure, as such term is defined in section 163.011.
2. For purposes of this section, the following terms shall mean:
(1) "Automated speed enforcement system", a device with one or more motor vehicle sensors, including but not limited to, photographic devices, radar devices, laser devices, or other electrical or mechanical devices designed to record the speed of a motor vehicle and to obtain a clear photograph or other recorded image of the motor vehicle and the motor vehicle's license plate which automatically produces one or more photographs, one or more microphotographs, a videotape, or other recorded image of a motor vehicle at the time it is used or operated in violation of the posted speed limit;
(2) "Automated traffic enforcement system", a camera, optical device, electronic system or other surveillance system designed to record and produce photographic images, video, or other digital data of a motor vehicle, a motor vehicle's operator, or both, violating a traffic control signal, speed restriction, or other traffic law, ordinance or regulation. Automated traffic enforcement systems shall also include automated speed enforcement systems;
(3) "Surveillance system", a system designed to determine the ownership of a motor vehicle or the identity of a motor vehicle's occupants on the highways of the state or its political subdivisions through the use of a camera, other imaging device or any other device, including, but not limited to, a transponder, cellular telephone, global positioning satellite, or radio frequency identification device, that by itself, or in conjunction with other devices or information, can be used to determine the ownership of a motor vehicle or the identity of a motor vehicle's occupants.