House passes red-light, speeding camera bill

Mar 13, 2014

The Missouri House has passed legislation that could let cities to continue using red-light and speeding cameras, but only if they adhere to certain guidelines and get approval from state officials.

The bill would prevent drivers from being assessed penalty points if they are ticketed by the automated cameras. Many city ordinances already don't allow points from camera tickets, but the House measure would give municipalities a legal way to continue using photo enforcement.

Many cities have temporarily stopped using cameras because of ongoing legal battles and a state law that requires moving violations to carry penalty points.

The Republican-led House sent the bill to the Senate with an 84-63 vote on Thursday. It takes 82 votes to pass a bill out of the House.