The Iowa Senate Wednesday was scheduled to debate a bill that would ban all automated traffic cameras in the state.
The bill would void all city and county ordinances authorizing the cameras by July 1st of this year. Tickets issued before that would still be collectable, however.
The non-partisan Legislative Services Agency says that as of the end of January, there were eight communities in Iowa that used a total of 78 automated traffic cameras.
Their study indicates that local governments would stand to lose a total of $12 million dollars in fiscal year 2019 if the ban were passed. Cedar Rapids would lose the most-over $4 million. Des Moines would stand to lose $3.140 million. Windsor Heights could lose nearly $527,000.