- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

PHOENIX (AP) - The Latest on a measure that would ban photo speed and red light enforcement in Arizona. (all times local):

3:15 p.m.

An Arizona House committee has voted to advance a measure that would ban photo speed and red light enforcement in the state.

Republican Rep. Travis Grantham of Gilbert says using the devices are a Constitutional violation and regards the matter a statewide issue.

Opponents of House Bill 2525 testified that photo radar helps ensure safe driving and citations are consistently reviewed by law enforcement.



The House Appropriations Committee voted 9-5 Wednesday to send the measure to the full House.

There have been attempts to ban photo radar and red light cameras for the past several years in the Legislature but they failed.

Lawmakers won a small victory last year by banning photo radar use on state highways.

3 a.m.

An Arizona House committee is set to consider a bill eliminating photo speed and red light enforcement in Arizona.

Republican Rep. Travis Grantham of Gilbert wants state law amended to bar use of the devices statewide. Lawmakers won a small victory last year by banning photo radar use on state highways.

House Bill 2525 is set for a hearing in the House Appropriations Committee Wednesday.

There have been attempts to ban photo radar and red light cameras for the past several years in the Legislature but they failed.

The effort typically splits majority Republicans, with those backing cities’ efforts to cut down on speeding sparring with others who view the devices as either a Constitutional violation or simply unfair to drivers.

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