Bill banning speed cameras in Tennessee headed to governor

Friday, April 17, 2015, Vol. 39, No. 16

NASHVILLE (AP) - Legislation that seeks to ban speeding cameras in Tennessee is headed to the governor for his consideration.

The measure sponsored by Republican Rep. Andy Holt of Dresden was approved 74-16 in the House on Wednesday after the Senate passed it 29-1.

The proposal originally sought to ban both speed and red-light cameras but was amended over the legislative process to just include speed cameras.

Holt has said one of the reasons he proposed the legislation was because some businesses are concerned that motorists are avoiding streets where the cameras are located, which is hurting their bottom line.

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam will review the proposal when it reaches his desk.