A press release from State Rep. David McSweeney:
House Gives Green Light to Rep. McSweeney’s Red Light Camera Bill
Springfield, IL… The Illinois House today approved a measure State Rep. David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) sponsored to put the brakes on red light camera systems in Illinois.
The legislation, House Bill 173, prohibits non-home rule communities from enacting or continuing to enforce local red light camera ordinances starting on 1/1/17. The House approved HB 173 79-26.
“There is growing evidence that red light cameras actually do more harm than good,” said Rep. McSweeney. “For many communities, red light cameras have become more about revenue than about keeping people safe.”
HB 173 is being sponsored in the Senate by Senator Duffy (R-Lake Barrington).
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Note that in committee, the bill only passed 4-3.
From this roll call, one can see who defends red light cameras: