New red-light repeal bill filed

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The battle over red-light cameras for 2012 began in earnest Tuesday, when Rep. Scott Plakon, R-Longwood, filed a measure to repeal the law allowing the cameras to be used to catch those running the traffic signals. Plakon’s legislation (HB 4177) is the starting gun for the latest chapter in a long-running and emotional debate over the fate of the cameras. A similar proposal by Rep. Richard Corcoran, R-New Port Richey, narrowly passed the House last year but died in the Senate.

Via The News Service of Florida.

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