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Minn. Senate panel rejects red-light cameras

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  • AT THE CAPITOL: Revive the red light cameras?

    AT THE CAPITOL: Revive the red light cameras?

    Wednesday, February 13 2013 11:56 PM EST2013-02-14 04:56:04 GMT
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    Despite a 2007 ruling from the Minnesota Supreme Court that declared red light cameras as unconstitutional, lawmakers at the capitol will consider a bill to revive their use this session.
    Despite a 2007 ruling from the Minnesota Supreme Court that declared red light cameras as unconstitutional, lawmakers at the capitol will consider a bill to revive their use this session.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -

A Minnesota Senate committee has rejected a proposal to install cameras at high-traffic intersections to catch red-light runners.

The Senate Transportation and Public Safety Committee voted the bill down 9-6 Monday. The Star Tribune reports a second vote, which would have advanced the bill without recommending that it pass, also failed 8-7.

The legislation sought to establish requirements that cities using the cameras link a driver to a vehicle blasting through an intersection using clear photographic evidence.

Republican Sen. John Pederson's bill included limits on data retention and would require cities to clearly post signs at intersections where the cameras would be used.

A companion House bill stalled last week but could resurface later.

Minneapolis had red-light cameras for a few years before the state courts invalidated the city's camera program.

 

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