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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Bill Would Ban Red Light Camera Ordinances

Last Wednesday, an Illinois House committee voted unanimously to advance a bill that bans the use of red-light cameras in municipalities in the Chicago and St. Louis area. A similar bill was also introduced in the Illinois Senate that would include home rule municipalities in the ban.

HB0322, if passed, would prohibit non-home rule units of government in the counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, Madison, McHenry, St. Clair, and Will from enacting or enforcing red light camera ordinances. Although it still needs to pass a full vote in the House and be approved in the Senate, if passed, the bill would certainly have implications for local governments that have enacted red light camera ordinances and have entered into agreements with service providers for administration of the cameras because the law would have retroactive effect.

SB2902, if passed, would extend the ban on red light camera ordinances to home rule municipalities and be effective state-wide.

Post authored by Rain Montero & Julie Tappendorf, Ancel Glink


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