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H. B. No. 69 As IntroducedAs Introduced
|130th General Assembly|
Representatives Maag, Mallory
Representatives Adams, J., Becker, Blessing, Buchy, Dovilla, Hood, Huffman, Milkovich, Ramos
To enact section 4511.095 and to repeal sections
4511.092 and 4511.094 of the Revised Code to
prohibit the use of traffic law photo-monitoring
devices by municipal corporations, counties,
townships, and the State Highway Patrol to detect
traffic signal light and speed limit violations.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:
Section 1. That section 4511.095 of the Revised Code be
enacted to read as follows:
Sec. 4511.095. (A) Section 34 of Article II, Ohio
Constitution, provides that laws may be passed providing for the
comfort, health, safety and general welfare of all employees. The
general assembly finds these ends will be served by enacting
legislation that prohibits the use of traffic law photo-monitoring
devices. Therefore, in furtherance of the ends provided in Section
34 of Article II, Ohio Constitution, the general assembly hereby
enacts this section of the Revised Code.
(B) As used in this section:
(1) "Local authority" means a municipal corporation, county,
(2) "Traffic law photo-monitoring device" means an electronic
system consisting of a photographic, video, or electronic camera
and a means of sensing the presence of a motor vehicle that
automatically produces photographs, videotape, or digital images
of the vehicle or its license plate.
(C) No local authority or the state highway patrol, utilizing
either its own employees, those of another public entity, or those
of a private entity, shall use a traffic law photo-monitoring
device to determine compliance with, or to detect a violation of,
section 4511.13 or 4511.21 of the Revised Code or a substantially
equivalent municipal ordinance or county or township resolution.
Section 2. That sections 4511.092 and 4511.094 of the
Revised Code are hereby repealed.