Citations via Photograph

H.4422 would allow a law enforcement agency to photograph a motor vehicle with an illegal defect and then contact the owner of the vehicle by phone or mail informing them of the defect. Once notified the owner will have 30 days to correct the defect and notify the law enforcement agency of the correction. If the owner fails to take either action they will be charged with a motor vehicle violation. This is another attempt to turn police into revenue collectors. The bill also raises privacy concerns as law enforcement agencies could use this law to photograph vehicles while they are parked at a private residence.

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