Hicks-Hudson urges Gov. to veto restrictions on traffic
Says legislation threatens
public safety, home rule for local communities
House Assistant Minority
Whip and state Rep. Paula Hicks Hudson (D-Toledo) last week
sent a letter* to Republican Governor Mike DeWine urging him
to veto provisions in House Bill (HB) 62, the state's
two-year transportation budget, that would penalize cities
using traffic safety cameras.
"I encourage you to veto
this legislative overreach that threatens the safety and
security of those who use our roadways and further erodes
the long-standing tradition of home rule in the Buckeye
State," said Hicks-Hudson.
HB 62 requires cities to
file all traffic camera citation cases in municipal court.
It also mandates cities to report to the state how much they
collected in revenue. The state would then deduct that
amount from the city's share of the state's local government
HB 62 passed the General
Assembly Tuesday. It currently awaits the governor's
signature to be signed into law.