House panel favors speed trap sign bill

BATON ROUGE -- The House Transportation Committee on Monday voted 9-3 to advance a bill to label towns as "speed traps" that get 50 percent of revenue from speeding citations.
House Bill 961, by Rep. Steve E. Pylant, R-Winnsboro, would outline that the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development place lighted, blinking signs in the towns the state would label as "speed traps."
The bill further outlines that if a town does not place the signs, they won't receive the money from the citations.
Over the years, lawmakers have debated bills relating to speed traps and towns that derive most of their operating budgets from citations. Another bill this session prohibits speed traps altogether.
The bill now heads to the House floor.
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