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CS/SB 264 — Traffic Enforcement Agencies and Traffic Citations

by Fiscal Policy Committee and Senators Bradley and Brandes

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Transportation Committee (TR)

The bill prohibits all traffic enforcement agencies from establishing a traffic citation quota. The bill also requires a county or municipality to submit a report to the Legislative Auditing Committee if the county’s or municipality’s revenue from traffic citations, in a fiscal year, exceeds 33 percent of the expense to operate the county’s or municipality’s law enforcement agency in the same fiscal year. The report must be submitted within six months after the end of the fiscal year and must detail:

  • The total revenue from traffic citations of the county or municipality; and
  • The total expenses for law enforcement of the county or municipality.

 If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2015.

Vote: Senate 39-0; House 116-1