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House to take up speed camera reform bill

House to take up speed camera reform bill

With just six days left in the General Assembly session, a House of Delegates committee is expected to vote Wednesday on a bill that would increase oversight of speed camera programs in Maryland, tighten rules on camera placement and more clearly bar government contracts that pay vendors on a per-ticket basis. But the legislation, drafted after The Baltimore Sun documented a range of problems in the city's program, would not require governments to put precise time stamps on their citation photos — a necessity for motorists to be able to verify their tickets, according to experts. And the bill would grandfather in existing per-ticket contracts, meaning that Baltimore could keep...