Arizona Save Speed Cameras Proposal (2010)
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Brewer introduced the proposal in her budget, stating: "The executive proposes referring the continuation of photo enforcement to the voters in November 2010." The Public Safety and Human Services Committee voted in support of the measure, 6-1, on February 10, 2010. It then moved to the Senate Rules Committee for consideration. The measure was not sent to the ballot when the legislature adjourned on April 28, 2010.
An initiative is currently circulating to repeal the state speed cameras. The state first implemented the speed camera system in 2008, when former governor Janet Napolitano predicted safer highways and approximately $90 million of revenue from ticket payments. However, the projected number of revenue had fallen considerably short.
Path to the ballot
The proposed measure was a legislatively-referred state statute, which meant the state legislature in that state must have voted to put it before the voters. Arizona is one of 22 states that refer statutes to the ballot. As of March 16, 2010, the proposed ballot measure was awaiting Senate floor debate.
- Arizona Photo Radar Elimination (2010)
- Arizona 2010 ballot measures
- Governor of Arizona
- Arizona Legislature
- The Newspaper.com, "Arizona Governor Proposes Ballot Measure to Save Speed Cameras", January 16, 2010
- Landline Magazine, "Arizona bills call for changes to photo enforcement", March 16, 2010
- Land Line Magazine, "Arizona Senate panel advances changes to photo enforcement", February 23, 2010
- Arizona Capitol Times, "Legislature sends nine referrals to ballot – initiative still coming", May 3, 2010
- Arizona Central, "Senate panel approves speed-camera changes", February 10, 2010
- Arizona Family, "Ariz. Senate panel backs changes to speed cameras", February 11, 2010