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Traffic ticket quotas illegal beginning July 1 under Waldo bill Rick Scott signed into law

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Traffic ticket quotas are illegal in the Sunshine State under a bill Rick Scott signed into law on Thursday. The so-called “Waldo” bill–nicknamed after the city of Waldo on heavily traveled U.S. 301 and once considered one of the nation’s worst speed traps–has an effective date of July 1. In 2014, Waldo police officers disclosed a quota system and it was reported that tickets accounted for nearly half of the city’s revenue. The police force has since been disbanded. The…

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Where’s Waldo? Bill zapping traffic ticket quotas on Rick Scott’s desk

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The Senate on Thursday sent Gov. Rick Scott a bill that makes it illegal for law enforcement to have traffic ticket quotas. The governor has until May 22 to sign the so-called “Waldo” bill into law, veto it, or allow it to become law without his signature. 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…

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Legislature passes bill to outlaw ticket quotas

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Traffic ticket quotas for law enforcement agencies would be illegal under a bill passed by the Florida Legislature. The House unanimously passed the so-called “Waldo Bill” (SB 264) on Wednesday and sent it to the desk of Gov. Rick Scott. The Senate had previously approved the bill. The bill’s nickname comes from the city of Waldo on heavily travelled U.S. 301, once considered one of the nation’s worst speed traps. In 2014, Waldo police officers disclosed a quota system and…

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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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