bill that would allow ticket-dispensing cameras at red lights
is probably dead for this year in Kansas.
Kansas City Star reported recently that legislators were
likely to kill HB2144. Kansas state Rep. Gary Hayzlett, R-Lakin,
chairman of the House Transportation Committee, said the
bill, HB2144, had few backers in the state capitol, despite
support from the cities of Overland Park and Olathe – both
suburbs of Kansas City, MO, and two of Kansas' largest cities.
Legislature's regular session for this year ended April 4;
the bill was still listed as being in a House committee April
7. Under the bill, fines would not exceed $100 plus court
costs, and violations would not count against the driver's
bill could be revived during the Legislature's “veto session,” a
wrap-up gathering that starts April 30. Although that session
is intended for lawmakers to consider bills the governor
has vetoed, Kansas legislators have frequently taken up bills
at that time in the past.