FW: [FWD: Legislative Alert- Red Light Camera Bill to be Heard]

From: Bob W.
Sent on: Saturday, January 4, 2014 5:04 AM
Important! Make calls - send emails! Support this bill.
Bob White


From: [address removed]
To: [address removed]
Subject: [FWD: Legislative Alert- Red Light Camera Bill to be Heard]
Date: Fri, 3 Jan[masked]:21:06 -0700

 
 
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Legislative Alert- Red Light Camera Bill to be Heard
From: John Hallman & Paul Henry, Liberty First Network
<[address removed]>
Date: Mon, December 30,[masked]:59 am
To: John <[address removed]>

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*** RED LIGHT CAMERA BILL TO BE HEARD IN HOUSE COMMITTEE JANUARY 9 ***
WHAT: The House transportation subcommittee has filed a committee bill that affects the red light camera program. Action via calls and emails is needed to support the bill.
Bill number: (click to read PDF, 63 pages) PCB THSS 14-01
WHEN: The committee will hear the bill on Thursday January 9, 2014 at 9:00 AM.
WHERE: Sumner Hall (404 HOB) at 9:00 AM
DETAILS:
Summary: Prevents local agencies (cities and counties) from adding new camera installations after July 2014. Reduces fine to $83 + $25 camera vendor cost (if $25 approved locally by board, public hearings required). Limits court costs to maximum amount of fine ($108). Does not prohibit the state from installing and operating cameras.
Specific changes as they relate to red light cameras:
Section 2:
Amends s. [masked]: Prohibits new city or county installations where no device existed after July 1, 2014 by prohibiting a Notice Of Violation (NOV) from being issued via new devices.
Section 3:
Amends s. [masked] to:
  • Mirror the July[masked] date for issuing NOV.
  • Reduce fine from $158 to $83.
  • Revise fine breakdown to $70/10/3 to Dept. of Revenue (DOR)/EMS/Brain-spinal trust funds
  • Delete money paid to local entity.
Adds language that a local entity may hold a vote by thew governing board to impose a surcharge to fund the program, not to exceed $25 per ticket. Public hearings required for ordinance.
Money is distributed quarterly to the device vendor (currently monthly).
Surplus revenue goes to the DOR.
Local entities must report to the DOR within 30 days of each quarter money received, DOR files report annually.
Lowers court cost maximum to amount of fine, removes $250 maximum. Maximum ticket goes from $408 ($158 + $250) to $216 ($108 + $108).
Section 4:
Amends s. 316.0776. Mirrors July[masked] date for new device installations.
Prohibits local entities from starting camera programs in counties or cities where they did not exist, specifies only the state (department) may do so.
Mirrors fine reduction from $158 to $83, distribution to state, and maximum court cost of fine amount, not $250.

WHO: Committee contacts to support the bill:
2014 House Transportation Subcommittee
Daniel Davis, Chair
Assistant: Michelle Fowler [address removed]
Tallahassee office:[masked]
District office:[masked]
Lake Ray, Vice-chair
Assistant: Mark Lloyd [address removed]
Tallahassee office:[masked]
District office:[masked]
Irving Slosberg
Assistant: Krista Ziehler [address removed]
Tallahassee office:[masked]
District office:[masked]

Frank Artiles
Assistant: Raena Wright [address removed]
Tallahassee office:[masked]
District office:[masked]
Heather Fitzenhagen
Assistant: Edward Metzger [address removed]
Tallahassee office:[masked]
District office:[masked]
Ed Hooper
Assistant: Jenna Simonetti [address removed]
Tallahassee office:[masked]
District office:[masked]
Jeanette Nunez
Assistant: Daniel Arbucias [address removed]
Tallahassee office:[masked]
District office:[masked]
Keith Perry
Assistant: Sharon Nehring [address removed]
Tallahassee office:[masked]
District office:[masked]
Bobby Powell
Assistant: Tradrick McCoy [address removed]
Tallahassee office:[masked]
District office:[masked]
Jake Raburn
Assistant: Taylor Ferguson [address removed]
Tallahassee office:[masked]
District office:[masked]
Holly Raschein
Assistant: Erin Muir [address removed]
Tallahassee office:[masked]
District office:[masked] or[masked]
Hazel Rogers
Assistant: Patricia Amiel-Young [address removed]
Tallahassee office:[masked]
District office:[masked]
Linda Stewart
Assistant: Matt Alford [address removed]
Tallahassee office:[masked]
District office:[masked]
Barbara Watson
Assistant: Shelia Robinson [address removed]
Tallahassee office:[masked]
District office:[masked]

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