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SB 568: Noncriminal Traffic Infractions

GENERAL BILL by Wise ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Evers

Noncriminal Traffic Infractions; (THIS BILL COMBINED IN CS/S590 & S568) Providing for testing of certain unattended devices used to enforce traffic laws; specifying that, at a hearing of any charge of a noncriminal traffic infraction, the burden for proving guilt rests with the governmental entity bringing the charge; specifying that a person may not be compelled to be a witness against himself or herself in any hearing of a noncriminal traffic infraction; requiring that evidence obtained from such device must be authenticated in court by certain persons who must appear in person and offer direct testimony and account in writing for any evidence used; providing that a person receiving a notice of violation involving such device has the option of paying a fine or requesting a hearing without further issuance of a traffic citation and may not be charged a surcharge for requesting the hearing, etc.

Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Action: 2/7/2012 Senate - Original bill laid on Table, refer to combined CS/SB 590 (Died in Budget Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development Appropriations)
Location: Laid on Table
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Transportation (TR)
  2. Community Affairs (CA)
  3. Budget (BC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/18/2011 Senate • Filed
11/2/2011 Senate • Referred to Transportation; Community Affairs; Budget -SJ 49
1/10/2012 Senate • Introduced -SJ 49
2/2/2012 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Transportation, 02/07/12, 1:30 pm, 37 Senate Office Building --Fav/CS Combined
2/7/2012 Senate • CS combines this bill with SB 590
• CS by Transportation; YEAS 8 NAYS 0 -SJ 484
• Original bill laid on Table, refer to combined CS/SB 590 (Died in Budget Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development Appropriations)