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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 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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