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Senate passes ‘Waldo bill’ banning traffic ticket quotas

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Traffic ticket quotas for law enforcement agencies would be illegal under a bill passed by the Florida Senate. The so-called “Waldo Bill” (SB 264) passed unanimously with no debate Wednesday. It must still pass the House and be approved by the governor to become law. The bill’s nickname comes from the city of Waldo on heavily traveled U.S. 301, once considered one of the nation’s worst speed traps. In 2014, Waldo police officers disclosed a quota system, and the Gainesville…

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