Red light camera repeal on red light?

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Rep. Scott Plakon, R-Longwood, on Wednesday requested that bill repealing the state’s red light camera law be temporarily postponed in the House Economic Affairs Committee, but wouldn’t say later whether the bill was gone for good, reports the News Service of Florida. Acknowledging that he didn’t have the votes to get it out of committee, Plakon was holding his cards close, not saying whether he will invest the energy to try to secure the votes with only a few weeks left in session. The measure, HB 4177, would repeal controversial law setting up a uniform system for red light cameras that was passed two years ago.

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