|Posted:||February 6, 2019 04:43 PM|
|From:||Senator Mario M. Scavello|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||RADAR for Local Law Enforcement|
In the near future, I intend to introduce legislation which I formerly prime sponsored as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and which I have strongly supported as a member of the Senate in which the companion bill was prime sponsored by Senator Randy Vulakovich, formerly Senate Bill 251 of 2017.
Radar technology was developed prior to and during World War II and radar speed guns were introduced into the marketplace in the 1950’s. All states but Pennsylvania permit their local police to use radar for monitoring traffic speed. In Pennsylvania, only the State Police are currently authorized to use radar. While we do not allow municipal police to utilize radar, we do allow certain municipalities to utilize red light camera systems. This legislation would permit all municipal police to utilize radar for speed enforcement.
This legislation includes:
Senate Bill 251 of 2017 sponsors included: VULAKOVICH, ALLOWAY, AUMENT, BARTOLOTTA, BLAKE, BREWSTER, COSTA, FONTANA, HAYWOOD, LEACH, MARTIN, MENSCH, RAFFERTY, SCAVELLO, SCHWANK, STEFANO, WHITE, YUDICHAK, BAKER and DINNIMAN
If you have any questions regarding this legislation, please contact Christine Zubeck in my office at 717-787-6123 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your consideration.
Introduced as SB607