SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Standing up for residents and combatting corruption head-on, state Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, is backing a bill that would ban red-light cameras in several municipalities across Illinois.
“Red-light cameras, which were intended to be used for safety purposes, are at the center of a bribery scheme involving a former state senator,” Moylan said. “Residents were deceived and taken advantage of, and it is time we take the first steps to eliminate the negative effects of the red-light camera industry.”
Moylan is backing House Bill 322, which would prohibit the implementation and enforcement of automated red-light camera ordinances in any non-home rule unit within the counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, Madison, McHenry, St. Clair and Will beginning Jan. 1, 2021. A non-home rule unit is designated by the Illinois constitution as a county without a chief executive officer or a municipality with fewer than 25,000 people. The bill recently passed out of a House transportation committee and was placed on the legislative calendar for debate.
The legislation is identical to a bill supported by Moylan in 2015 that was later stalled in a Senate committee led by former state Sen. Martin Sandoval, D-Chicago. Sandoval recently pled guilty to federal bribery charges tied to his support of the red-light camera industry.
“The people of Illinois work hard for their money and should not be treated like a bottomless piggy bank for their elected representatives,” Moylan said. “We are here to serve the people of Illinois, not profit off of them. Traffic laws are not designed for officials to line their pockets, which is why I am supporting this important first step to reduce red-light cameras.”
For more information about this legislation please contact Moylan’s full-time constituent office at 847-635-6821 or email StateRepMoylan@gmail.com.
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