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Attempt to rework traffic camera laws stalls

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A repeated attempt by Rep. Jeff Arnold to rework the laws involving automated traffic cameras has again stalled because of opposition from local government officials who rely on the penalty dollars for their budgets.

Arnold, D-New Orleans, proposed a measure (House Bill 217) requiring voter approval before drivers could be fined for violations caught by the cameras. Current fines could be collected until July 1, 2014, without an affirmative vote of residents.

The House Municipal, Parochial and Cultural Affairs Committee voted 10-5 against the idea, likely killing it for the session.

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