A Missouri lawmaker has introduced a bill that would further limit the
amount of total revenue a locality receives from traffic violations.
Existing state law allows a city, town or village to claim 45 percent
of the revenue it receives from traffic fines. Any amount over that must be
sent to the Missouri Department of Revenue.
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Nance, R-Excelsior Springs, the bill would reduce
the amount to 35 percent of the annual generating operating revenue, including
Any locality that fails to send the excess revenue to the department “in a timely manner as determined by the department director” would result in
the locality facing possible annual audits by the state auditor.
The bill – HB1134 – is in the House Judiciary Committee.