SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 1533
97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES SPENCER (Sponsor), HICKS AND FRAME (Co-sponsors).
4926H.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 304.288, to read as follows:
304.288. 1. Beginning August 28, 2014, no county, city, town, village, municipality, state agency, or other political subdivision of this state may enact, adopt, or enforce any law, ordinance, regulation, order, or other provision that authorizes the use of an automated traffic enforcement system or systems to establish evidence that a motor vehicle or its operator is not in compliance with traffic signals, traffic speeds, or other traffic laws, ordinances, rules, or regulations on any public street, road or highway within this state, or to impose or collect any civil or criminal fine, fee, or penalty for any such noncompliance, except as permitted under subsection 2 of this section.
2. Any county, city, town, village, municipality, state agency, or other political subdivision of this state that has an automated traffic enforcement system installation or maintenance contract with a company or entity on August 28, 2014 shall arrange to complete or terminate the contract by September 1, 2015. The provisions of subsection 1 of this section shall apply to the county, city, town, village, municipality, state agency, or other political subdivision after the termination or completion of such installation or maintenance contracts.
3. As used in this section, the term “automated traffic enforcement system” means a camera or optical device designed to record images that depict the motor vehicle, the motor vehicle operator, the license plate of the motor vehicle or other images to establish evidence that the motor vehicle or its operator is not in compliance with state law, ordinance, order, or other provision.