SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Furthering his efforts to clean up state government and root out corruption in Illinois, state Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, has thrown his full support behind a legislative effort that would prohibit any use of automated red-light cameras throughout the state.
“The entire red-light camera industry has been a cash grab thinly veiled under the guise of community safety, and it is time we put the interests of Illinois residents first,” Moylan said. “The pervasive corruption we have seen uncovered in connection with the red-light camera industry cannot be ignored.”
The Moylan-backed House Bill 3980 would repeal the section of the vehicle code allowing for the use of automated traffic enforcement systems used to monitor a vehicle’s failure to stop at a traffic light. This effort stems from an extensive federal investigation which revealed extensive illegal activity from multiple state and local officials in Illinois tied to the red-light camera industry. The bill currently resides in the House Rules Committee.
“Illinois residents have seen far too many officials abuse their office for their own profit and the red-light camera corruption scheme is yet another shameful chapter in our history, but I hope to make it the last,” Moylan said. “Comprehensive ethics reforms are needed along with driven efforts, such as this, to identify corrupt practices and prohibit them. Illinois residents deserve an ethically responsible government that truly represents the people instead of one that lines insider pockets.”
For more information about this legislation, state issues, other legislation or district matters, please contact Moylan’s full-time constituent office at 847-635-6821 or email StateRepMoylan@gmail.com.
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