Senate File 343 - Reprinted SENATE FILE 343 BY COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY (SUCCESSOR TO SSB 1004) (As Amended and Passed by the Senate March 26, 2019 ) A BILL FOR An Act prohibiting the use of automated or remote systems for 1 traffic law enforcement, including prohibiting the sharing 2 of related information and requiring the removal of existing 3 systems, and including effective date provisions. 4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 5 SF 343 (2) 88 ns/rh/mb
S.F. 343 Section 1. NEW SECTION . 321.492C Use of automated or remote 1 systems for traffic law enforcement prohibited —— sharing related 2 information prohibited. 3 1. The state or a political subdivision of the state shall 4 not place or cause to be placed on or adjacent to a highway, or 5 maintain or employ the use of, any automated or remote system 6 for traffic law enforcement. 7 2. The department and the department of public safety shall 8 not share or provide information used to impose or collect a 9 civil penalty that results from a violation captured by an 10 automated or remote system for traffic law enforcement through 11 any existing interstate compact that does not specifically 12 allow or require information to be shared or provided for that 13 explicit purpose. 14 3. For purposes of this section, “automated or remote system 15 for traffic law enforcement” means a camera or other optical 16 device designed to work in conjunction with an official traffic 17 control signal or speed measuring device to identify motor 18 vehicles operating in violation of traffic laws, the use of 19 which results in the issuance of citations sent through the 20 mail or by electronic means. 21 Sec. 2. REMOVAL OF AUTOMATED OR REMOTE SYSTEMS FOR 22 TRAFFIC LAW ENFORCEMENT —— VALIDITY OF PRIOR NOTICES AND 23 CITATIONS. Prior to July 1, 2019, a local authority using an 24 automated or remote system for traffic law enforcement shall 25 discontinue using the system and remove the system equipment. 26 Effective July 1, 2019, all local ordinances authorizing the 27 use of automated or remote systems for traffic law enforcement 28 are void. However, any citation issued or mailed pursuant 29 to such an ordinance prior to July 1, 2019, shall not be 30 invalidated by the enactment of this Act and shall be processed 31 according to the provisions of law under which the citation was 32 authorized. 33 Sec. 3. EFFECTIVE DATE. The section of this Act relating 34 to the removal of automated or remote systems for traffic law 35 -1- SF 343 (2) 88 ns/rh/mb 1/ 2
S.F. 343 enforcement and the validity of prior citations, being deemed 1 of immediate importance, takes effect upon enactment. 2 -2- SF 343 (2) 88 ns/rh/mb 2/ 2