DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Senate has approved a bill that would ban automated traffic enforcement cameras in the state, though the measure's future is unclear.
The Republican-controlled chamber voted 32-18 Tuesday for the legislation, which would prohibit devices tracking vehicles that speed or run a red light.
The measure heads to the GOP-majority House, where leadership hasn't commented on its chances. A separate bill in the Legislature would instead add regulations for such cameras.
The nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency says eight cities operate about 80 related devices. A ban would reduce revenue for local governments by about $12 million annually.
The Legislature has considered a ban for years. The state's transportation department faced legal challenges recently for ordering cities to remove some cameras. The Iowa Supreme Court sided with the state last year.
- Iowa Senate OKs traffic camera ban but bill's future unclear
- Iowa Senate passes automated traffic camera ban
- Iowa Senate OKs $1 billion in future annual tax cuts
- Iowa Senate panel gives preliminary OK to heartbeat bill
- Iowa Senate panel OKs bill to fund private schools
- GOP-led Iowa Senate panel OKs bill offering $1B tax cut
- Iowa advances immigration bill banning 'sanctuary cities'
- Iowa Senate Debates Tax Reform Bill
- Iowa Senate advances Medicaid work requirement bill
- Minnesota Supreme Court OKs limited cameras in courtrooms