House shelves "speed trap" bill

BATON ROUGE -- A bill that would have authorized the labeling of some towns as "speed traps" was watered down Tuesday and shelved in the Louisiana House.
The bill would have outlined the labeling for towns that get 50 percent of revenues from speeding citations.
Under the bill, lighted, blinking signs would have been placed in the towns deemed as "speed traps" under certain guidelines.
Lawmakers on Tuesday said they had concerns about targeting an unspecified list of towns.
However, the bills's author, State Rep. Steven Pylant, of Crowville, said his bill was intended to address towns that rely on ticket revenue as their main source of income.
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