Iowa Red Light Camera Ban Stalls

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

An Iowa House-approved bill that would ban the use of automatic cameras to enforce traffic laws may be stalled in the Senate as the Iowa Legislature heads toward adjournment.

On Thursday, Senate President Jack Kibbie, D-Emmetsburg, assigned the bill to the Senate Transportation Committee.

Committee Chairman Sen. Tom Reilly, an Oskaloosa Democrat, who views the issue as a local decision, says the committee isn't scheduled to meet again this year. Kibbie says that likely means the bill's chances for seeing Senate action before the end of the 2012 session is "pretty slim."

Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal, D-Council Bluffs, says the bill's fate rests at the committee level and it's unlikely to come up.

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