Photo-monitoring systems; operator may enter into agreement with DMV to obtain vehicle information. (HB461)

Introduced By

Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Photo-monitoring systems.  Provides that the operator of a photo-monitoring system may enter into an agreement with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to obtain vehicle information on vehicles that fail to comply with a traffic light. Also, removes requirement that a locality must submit a list of potential intersections to DMV for final approval. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100997D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/15/2010Assigned Transportation sub: #1
02/02/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB461)
02/16/2010Left in Transportation


Waldo Jaquith writes:

I don't like this at all. Right now, localities can outsource their traffic cameras to private businesses, who provide to the police lists of who (ostensibly) ran red lights, and the police mail out tickets. This would provide private information about the owners of those cars directly to whatever business owns those cameras, apparently for the business to fine the driver directly.

I just can't support outsourcing core government functionality, like policing. I don't think it's constitutionally sound, it leads to significant privacy violations, and it's just creepy.