Arizona House panel won't revive photo radar ban bill

PHOENIX (AP) - An Arizona House committee has turned away an effort to revive a bill that would ban photo radar and red light cameras statewide.

Republican Sen. Kelli Ward of Lake Havasu City tried to resurrect a bill that failed last month in the Senate by tacking it onto another bill before the House Government and Higher Education Committee on Thursday. But the committee voted 3-5 to reject the effort after hearing from cities and police officers who said it saved lives.

Ward believes photo radar violates the U.S. Constitution's protections against unreasonable searches.

Ward's effort was one of three photo radar bills being considered this year by the Arizona Legislature. All failed to advance.

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