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2019 House Bill 1793: Establishing additional uses for automated traffic safety cameras for traffic congestion reduction and increased safety
Introduced by Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon (West Seattle) (D) on January 31, 2019
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Referred to the House Transportation Committee on January 31, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Andrew Barkis (Olympia) (R) on April 15, 2019
Modifies the requirement for the pilot that, beginning January 1, 2020, for first time violations at specific locations for infractions for which camera use is expanded in the bill, a warning of infraction without a fine, rather than a notice of infraction with a fine, must be mailed to the registered owner of a vehicle.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 15, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Andrew Barkis (Olympia) (R) on April 15, 2019
Requires a city that implements a pilot under the bill to include in its report to the Legislature the number of traffic infractions issued as a result of the pilot to owners of vehicles registered outside of the county in which the city is located.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 15, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon (West Seattle) (D) on April 15, 2019
Modifies the expanded authorization for the use of automated traffic safety cameras to detect the specified traffic violations in cities with populations greater than 500,000 as follows: (1) Limits the expanded authorization to a pilot program that is authorized through the end of 2021 and to certain areas and roadways in cities that authorize this pilot program; (2) Expands the violations for which automated traffic safety cameras may be used during this pilot program to include stopping or traveling in restricted lane violations; (3) Mandates that notices of warning without penalty be issued to the registered owner of vehicles that automated traffic safety cameras detect committing infractions as part of the pilot program until January 1, 2020, and that notices of infraction be issued from January 1, 2020, until the end of the pilot program; (4) Applies all rules and regulations governing the use of automated traffic safety cameras to automated traffic safety cameras used for the purposes of this pilot program, except exempts cities from the mandate that an analysis be conducted on the locations of automated traffic safety cameras used for the purposes of the pilot program; (5) Directs one-half of the revenue collected by a city from traffic fines issued under the pilot program in excess of the cost to install, operate, and maintain the automated traffic safety cameras used in the pilot program to the Highway Safety Fund; and (6) Expands the definition of "automated traffic safety camera" for the purposes of the pilot program to include automated traffic safety cameras used to detect the violations for which its use is authorized.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 15, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon (West Seattle) (D) on April 15, 2019
Modifies the pilot to provide that warnings, and not notices of infraction, be issued to the registered owners of vehicles for first violations generated through the use of automated traffic safety cameras under the pilot.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 15, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Gerry Pollet (Seattle) (D) on April 15, 2019
Expands one of the types of locations where automated traffic safety cameras are permitted from intersections of two arterials with traffic control signals with certain specified yellow change intervals to intersections of two or more arterials with traffic control signals with certain specified yellow change intervals.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 15, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Jim Walsh (Aberdeen) (R) on April 15, 2019
Redirects the state portion of the proceeds from the fines under the pilot program, until July 1, 2021, to the County Road Administration Board Emergency Loan Account created in SB 5923.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 15, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Jim Walsh (Aberdeen) (R) on April 15, 2019
Exempts rental cars and rental car businesses from the pilot program.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 15, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Jesse Young (Gig Harbor) (R) on April 15, 2019
Restricts traffic violations detected under the pilot with respect to trucks, having parked in lanes restricted for public transportation or high-occupancy vehicle use, for the purpose of making deliveries between midnight and 5 a.m., to receiving warnings only.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 15, 2019
Received in the Senate on April 17, 2019
Referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on April 17, 2019
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on April 26, 2019
Received in the House on January 13, 2020
Referred to the House Rules Committee on January 28, 2020
Received in the Senate on February 3, 2020
Referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on February 3, 2020

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