TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) – The Florida Legislature passed a bill Wednesday to outlaw traffic ticket quotas for law enforcement agencies.READ MORE: Monkeypox Case In Broward County Under Investigation
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: 5-Year-Old Boy Airlifted After Being Bitten By Family Dog
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: Trainer's Room Busy As Heat, Celtics Prepare For Game 4
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