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Bill to ban red light cameras passes in Texas House

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Posted at 7:50 AM, Apr 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-19 08:50:52-04

AUSTIN, TX — A bill that would ban red light cameras passed in the Texas House this week.

Filed in February, House Bill 1631 is supported by 102 House members, including Waco State Representative Charles “Doc” Anderson.

In recent years the Texas Senate has voted twice to ban the use of red light cameras but the bill always failed to pass in the Texas House.

HB 1631 is accompanied by Senate Bill 653. Both bills would prohibit the photographic traffic signal enforcement system and bans local authorities from issuing a civil or criminal charge or a citation for an offense based on a recorded image from the red light cameras.

If passed, the ban would take effect on Sept. 1.