Red light camera bill not moving forward in the senate

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Thursday morning, people at the capitol packed a senate committee hearing to hear a few heavily debated bills, but one of the more controversial issues wasn't even up for consideration – red light cameras.

Committee Chairman Senator Jeff Brandes, R - St. Petersburg, did not put his bill on the agenda Thursday. SB 144 would eliminate red light cameras in the state of Florida.

The bill has been stalled in previous weeks and not moved on. In addition, several amendments and attempts to further regulate the cameras have also failed, but he says he's not giving up on the measure.

"We're trying to maximize the options that we have. Ultimately, we want to protect Floridians from what I think are some egregious inconsistencies in the law," Brandes said.

Brandes further said they've slowed things down, but will continue negotiations with the Florida house in an attempt to move the bill forward.


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