Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Statute to Stop Traffic Cameras
This legislation was drafted for the city of Tucson but can be amended for any city.
We are looking for people to step up and assist getting this and other initiatives on the ballot.
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CITY OF TUCSON – INITIATIVE PETITION
To the Honorable Mayor and Council, and the City Clerk of the City of Tucson, State of Arizona:
We, the undersigned, residents of the City of Tucson, Arizona and duly qualified electors
therein, do hereby submit and propose to you, for adoption, the following ordinance, and
request that action be taken by you relative to the adoption or rejection of such proposed
ordinance, at the earliest possible moment, and that the same be forthwith submitted to a vote
of the people, to-wit:
OFFICIAL TITLE: TRAFFIC JUSTICE
AMENDING CHAPTER 20, ARTICLE I, SECTION 20-2 OF THE CITY CODE AND LIMITING THE
DEFINITION OF VIOLATION AND RESTRICTING CITY ACTIONS.
Text of the Proposed Amendment
Be it enacted by the people of the City of Tucson:
The following amendment to Chapter 20, Article I, Section 20-2 of the City Code
Sec. 20-2. Civil traffic violations
It shall be a civil traffic violation for any person, firm or corporation to violate any of the
provisions of article I, II, III, IV, V, or VI of this chapter.
Be amended by adding the following new paragraphs:
EXCEPT THAT IT SHALL NOT BE A VIOLATION IF EVIDENCE IS GATHERED THROUGH THE
USE OF ANY AUTOMATIC PHOTO RED LIGHT CAMERAS OR ANY AUTOMATIC PHOTO
SPEED CAMERAS SUCH AS WERE IN USE BY A PRIVATE CONTRACTOR FOR TRAFFIC
ENFORCEMENT ON BEHALF OF THE CITY IN 2012.
THE CITY SHALL NOT USE, OR CONTRACT FOR THE USE OF, SUCH TECHNOLOGY OR
ANY TECHNOLOGY FOR TRAFFIC CONTROL THAT DOES NOT PRODUCE A HUMAN, ON-
SITE, EYEWITNESS TO VIOLATIONS WHO IS ABLE TO TESTIFY IN COURT.
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