Washington Red Light Camera Ban, Initiative 1324 (2014)

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A Washington Red Light Camera Ban, Initiative 1324 is not on the November 4, 2014 statewide ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People. The measure would have forbidden the future installation and use of red light cameras, also known as automatic ticketing cameras, to issue fines and tickets. Furthermore, it would have mandated the removal of any existing cameras, unless voters approved otherwise.[1] A similar measure, Initiative 1187, failed to make the ballot in 2012.

Text of measure

Ballot title

The official ballot title read as follows:[1]

Initiative Measure No. 1324 concerns automated traffic cameras.

This measure would prohibit the installation or use of automatic ticketing cameras to impose fines, and require the removal of existing cameras, unless approved by voters of the jurisdiction in a general election.

Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ][2]

Ballot measure summary

The official ballot summary read as follows:[1]

This measure would prohibit installing or using automatic ticketing cameras to impose fines, and require the removal of existing cameras, unless the installation and use of those cameras is approved by voters of the jurisdiction in a general election. Without voter approval, the jurisdiction would be required to stop issuing tickets using automatic cameras, but must continue paying monthly fees required by contract for the equipment, unless a different agreement is reached with camera suppliers.[2]

Support

This measure was sponsored by Tim Eyman and M.J. Fagan.[1]

Path to the ballot

See also: Laws governing the initiative process in Washington

Supporters were required to collect at least 246,372 valid signatures by July 3, 2014 in order to land the initiative on the ballot. No signatures were submitted by the deadline.

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Washington Secretary of State, "Proposed Initiatives to the People - 2014," accessed May 16, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.