TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) – The Florida Legislature passed a bill Wednesday to outlaw traffic ticket quotas for law enforcement agencies.READ MORE: Police Confirm 'Remains Of Female Found' In Search For Missing Andreae Lloyd
The House unanimously passed the “Waldo Bill” (SB 264) on Wednesday. The bill was sent to the desk of Governor Rick Scott.
The Senate had previously approved the bill.READ MORE: Miami Beach City Commissioners Considering New Measures To Address Crime In Entertainment District
The bill’s nickname comes from the city of Waldo on heavily travelled U.S. 301, once considered one of the nation’s worst speed traps. In 2014, Waldo police officers disclosed a quota system and it was reported that tickets accounted for nearly half of the city’s revenue. The police force has since been disbanded.
The bill also requires a city or county to report to state officials if traffic ticket revenue exceeds a third of the cost of operating its law enforcement agency.MORE NEWS: Routine Child Vaccinations Drop By About 50% in Broward
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