Bill No.
37-11
Concerning: Motor Vehicles and Traffic ­
School Bus Safety Cameras
Revised: February 14, 2012 Draft
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Introduced:
November 29, 2011
Enacted:
March 6, 2012
Executive:
March 16,2012
Effective:
June 15, 2012
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Ch. _1_. Laws of Mont. Co.
2012
COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Council members Ervin, Andrews and Rice, Council President Berliner, Councilmember
EIrich, Council Vice President Navarro, and Councilmembers Riemer, Floreen, and Leventhal
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authorize the use of cameras on certain County school buses to monitor vehicles
overtaking a stopped school bus under certain circumstances;
authorize the Executive, by regulation, to establish appropriate penalties for a
violation;
provide for enforcement of certain Maryland transportation laws in the County
through the use of school bus safety cameras; and
generally authorize and regulate the use of school bus safety cameras in the County.
By adding
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 31, Motor Vehicles and Traffic
Section 31-9B
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The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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Section 31-9B is added as follows:
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31-9B. School Bus Safety Cameras Authorized.
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Definitions.
As used in this Section:
Board
means the County Board of Education.
Chief
means the County Police Chief.
Violation
means
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violation of Transportation Article §21-706.
School bus
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bus operated
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the Board to transport students.
School bus safety camera
means
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camera placed on
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school bus that
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is designed to capture
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recorded image of
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driver of
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motor vehicle
committing
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violation authorized
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Transportation Article §21­
706.1.
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The Chief, after consulting with the Board, may install, operate, and
maintain school bus safety cameras on school busses as permitted
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Transportation Article §21-706.1.
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A person who commits
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violation recorded
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school bus safety
camera is subject to
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civil penalty authorized
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Transportation
Article §21-706.l.
The Executive,
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Method
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regulation, must establish the amount of
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maximum
of $250.
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The County must use any fines collected
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the County for
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violation
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school bus safety camera:
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to recover the costs of installing, operating, and maintaining
school bus safety cameras; and
for public safety purposes,
programs.
including pedestrian safety
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This is a correct copy ofCouncil action.
Approved:
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Lin a M. Lauer, Clerk of the Council
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