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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 bill also requires a city or county to report to state officials if traffic ticket revenue exceeds a third of the cost of operating its law enforcement agency.

The Associated Press contributed to this story

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