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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – In what has become an annual debate, a South Florida senator has filed a proposal that would repeal the state’s red-light camera law.

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Miami Sen. Frank Artiles filed the proposal for consideration during the 2017 legislative session, which starts in March.

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Artiles, who was elected to the Senate last month after serving in the House, has been a longtime critic of the use of cameras to crack down on motorists who drive through red lights. But past attempts to repeal the red-light camera law have failed.

Supporters of red-light cameras contend they help improve traffic safety, but critics argue the devices are used to generate revenue for local governments.

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The News Service of Florida contributed to this report.