Maryland Motorist Rights Legislative Score-Card

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SPEED CAMERA VOTES
In 2009 the General Assembly voted to authorize speed cameras statewide in Maryland. Since 2006 the cameras had previously been authorized in Montgomery County only.  The bill which authorized this was SB277.  SB277 authorized speed cameras in ‘school zones’ (which has been liberally interpreted by local governments to mean MOST local roads and state highways and has resulted in the creation of vast numbers of new school zones not adjacent to schools and even the lowering of some speed limits), and on freeways with speed limits greater than 45mph, including interstate highways, in temporary "work zones", "regardless of whether workers are present". It also established the low burden of proof, lack of oversight, and weak standards which exist under the current law, which in the opinion of the authors of this site contributed to cases of denial of due process and camera errors which are documented on the the StopBigBrotherMD.org website.   SB277 passed and became effective October 1, 2009.  SB277 was signed and personally championed by Governor Martin O'Malley.

ScoreCard:


For the 'ratings' column in the chart below the lowest(worst) value is -4 the highest(best) is +4 (green = good, red=bad).  Two of the items used in our ratings are the following:

SB277: 2009 legislation authorizing statewide speed cameras.  'Y' means they supported speed cameras (-2), 'N' means they opposed speed cameras (+2).  (H) applies to those senators who were in the house of delegates at the time of the vote and cast a vote there.  '---' means no vote is recorded (either did not vote or were not in office at the time).  'SPONSOR' means they were one of the bill's principal supporters (-3).  This bill is the primary reason there are statewide speed cameras today and identifies those lawmakers most directly responsible for this.

SB30/HB904:  2011 Legislation which would have imposed the modest restriction on 'workzone' speed cameras that workers actually be present at the time.  Current law permits speed cameras in workzones 'regardless or whether workers are present' and approximately 70% of tickets are issues when there is no work taking place.  The legislation was killed in committee so legislators were not permitted to vote on it.   'SPONSOR' means they were one of the bill's principal supporters (+1).  Y or N votes are only for those on the committee which voted on it.  'Y' means they supported the legislation (+1), 'N' means they opposed it.

An additional plus or minus 1-2 points were awarded to some lawmakers who made specific efforts either for or against photo enforcement.

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State Senate:

District

Name

County

Party

Rating:

SB277 (2009, Statewide Speed Cameras)

SB30/HB904(2010, limiting workzone cameras)

Notes

1

George C. Edwards

Allegany, Garrett, and Washington

R

+2

N

---

 

2

Christopher B. Shank

Washington

R

+3

N(H)

---

 

3

Ronald N. Young

Frederick and Washington

D

no rating

---

---

 

4

David R. Brinkley

Carroll and Frederick

R

+2

N

---

 

5

Joseph M. Getty

Baltimore County and Carroll

R

no rating

---

---

 

6

Norman R. Stone, Jr.

Baltimore County

D

+3

N

SPONSOR

 

7

JB Jennings

Baltimore County and Harford

R

no rating

---

---

 

8

Katherine A. Klausmeier

Baltimore County

D

-3

SPONSOR

---

 

9

Allan H. Kittleman

Carroll and Howard

R

+4

N

---

 

10

Delores G. Kelley

Baltimore County

D

+2

N

---

 

11

Robert Zirkin

Baltimore County

D

0

Y

SPONSOR

 

12

Edward J. Kasemeyer

Baltimore County and Howard

D

-2

Y

---

 

13

James N. Robey

Howard

D

-4

SPONSOR

---

Author of Maryland's statewide speed camera law.

14

Karen S. Montgomery

Montgomery

D

-2

Y(H)

---

 

15

Robert J. Garagiola

Montgomery

D

-2

Y

---

 

16

Brian E. Frosh

Montgomery

D

-2

Y

---

 

17

Jennie Forehand

Montgomery

D

-4

SPONSOR

---

 Has expressed her fawning love for speed cameras on several occasions.

18

Rich Madaleno, Jr.

Montgomery

D

-2

Y

---

 

19

Roger Manno

Montgomery

D

-2

Y(H)

---

 

20

Jamie Raskin

Montgomery

D

-2

Y

---

 

21

James Rosapepe

Anne Arundel and Prince George's

D

-3

Y

---

Sen Rosapepe proposed legislation which would have essentially removed police oversight from speed cameras.

22

Paul G. Pinsky

Prince George's

D

-2

Y

---

 

23

Douglas J.J. Peters

Prince George's

D

-3

SPONSOR

---

 

24

Joanne C. Benson

Prince George's

D

-2

Y(H)

---

 

25

Ulysses Currie

Prince George's

D

-2

Y

---

 

26

C. Anthony Muse

Prince George's

D

-3

Y

---

sponsored other pro camera legislation

27

Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr.

Calvert and Prince George's

D

-4

SPONSOR

---

 

28

Thomas M. "Mac" Middleton

Charles

D

-2

Y

---

 

29

Roy Dyson

Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary's

D

+2

N

---

 

30

John Astle

Anne Arundel

D

+2

N

---

 

31

Bryan Simonaire

Anne Arundel

R

+2

N

---

 

32

James E. DeGrange, Sr.

Anne Arundel

D

+3

N

---

 

33

Edward R. Reilly

Anne Arundel

R

+1

---

---

 

34

Nancy Jacobs

Cecil and Harford

R

+3

N

SPONSOR

 

35

Barry Glassman

Harford

R

+2

N

---

 

36

Steven Hershey

Caroline, Cecil, Kent, and Queen Anne's

R

+2

---

---

voted for repeal in 2013

37

Richard F. Colburn

Caroline, Dorchester, Talbot, and Wicomico

R

+2

N

---

 

38

James N. Mathias, Jr

Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester

D

-2

Y(H)

---

 

39

Nancy J. King

Montgomery

D

-3

Y

---

In 2009 Nancy King changed her vote on statewide speed cameras from N to Y under pressure from the administration.   Hers was a key vote in passing statewide speed cameras.

40

Catherine E. Pugh

Baltimore City

D

-2

Y

---

 

41

Lisa A. Gladden

Baltimore City

D

-2

Y

---

 

42

James Brochin

Baltimore County

D

+3

N

SPONSOR

Brochin sponsored legislation which would have require 'workzone' speed cameras to actually have workers present.  

43

Joan Carter Conway

Baltimore City

D

-2

Y

---

 

44

Verna L. Jones

Baltimore City

D

-2

Y

---

 

45

Nathaniel J. McFadden

Baltimore City

D

-2

Y

---

 

46

William Ferguson

Baltimore City

D

no rating

---

---

 

47

Victor R. Ramirez

Prince George's

D

-2

Y(H)

---

 



House of Delegates:

District

Name

County(s)

Party

Rating ( -3=worst, +3=best )

SB277 (2009, Statewide Speed Cameras)

SB30/HB904(2011, limiting workzone cameras)

Notes

1A

Wendell R. Beitzel

Allegany, Garrett

R

+2

N

---

 

1B

Kevin Kelly

Allegany

D

+2

N

---

 

1C

LeRoy Myers

Allegany, Washington

R

+2

X

---

 voted for repeal in 2014

2A

A. Serafini

Washington

R

+2

X

---

 voted for repeal in 2014

2B

Neil Parrott

Washington

R

+3

---

---

 voted for repeal in 2014

2C

John P. Donoghue

Washington

D

-2

Y

---

 

3A

Galen R. Clagett

Frederick

D

-2

Y

---

 

3A

Patrick N. Hogan

Frederick

R

+2

---

Y

 

3B

Michael Hough

Frederick, Washington

R

+2

---

---

 voted for repeal in 2014

4A

Kathy Afzali

Frederick

R

+2

---

---

 voted for repeal in 2014

4A

Kelly M. Schulz

Frederick

R

+2

---

---

 voted for repeal in 2014

4B

Donald B. Elliott

Carroll, Frederick

R

+2

N

---

 

5A

Justin Ready

Carroll

R

+2

---

---

 

5A

Nancy Stocksdale

Carroll

R

+2

N

---

 

5B

Wade Kach

Carroll, Baltimore County

R

+2

N

---

 

6

Joseph J. Minnick

Baltimore County

D

+2

N

---

 

6

John Olszewski

Baltimore County

D

+2

N

---

 

6

Michael H. Weir, Jr.

Baltimore County

D

0

N

N

 voted against repeal in 2014

7

Richard Impallaria

Baltimore County, Harford

R

+3

N

---

 

7

Pat McDonough

Baltimore County, Harford

R

+3

N

---

 

7

Kathy Szeliga

Baltimore County, Harford

R

+2

---

---

 voted for repeal in 2014

8

Joe Boteler

Baltimore County

R

+3

N

---

 

8

Eric M. Bromwell

Baltimore County

D

+3

N

---

 

8

John W. E. Cluster, Jr.

Baltimore County

R

+2

---

---

 voted for repeal in 2014

9A

Gail H. Bates

Howard

R

+3

N

---

 

9A

Warren E. Miller

Howard

R

+4

N

---

Sponsored a bill to audit speed camera programs.

9B

Susan W. Krebs

Carroll

R

+2

N

---

 

10

Emmett Burns

Baltimore County

D

-2

Y

---

 

10

Adrienne A. Jones

Baltimore County

D

-2

Y

---

 

10

Shirley Nathan-Pulliam

Baltimore County

D

-2

Y

---

 

11

Jon S. Cardin

Baltimore County

D

+1

X

---

 Sponsored credible speed camera reform legislation

11

Dan K. Morhaim

Baltimore County

D

-2

Y

---

 

11

Dana Stein

Baltimore County

D

-3

Y

N

 

12A

Steve DeBoy

Baltimore County, Howard

D

-2

Y

---

 

12A

James Malone

Baltimore County, Howard

D

-4

Y

N

 James Malone stated in a Motor Vehicles subcommittee meeting that he does not believe people with complaints about speed cameras should take it to the legislature.  As environmental matters committee vice chair he blocked genuine reform legislation and decreed that no bill but his own phoney "reform in name only" bill would be allowed out of committee.  Basically he has used his power to act like a jerk.

12B

Elizabeth Bobo

Howard

D

-2

Y

N

 

13

Guy Guzzone

Howard

D

-2

Y

---

 

13

Shane Pendergrass

Howard

D

-2

Y

---

 

13

Frank S. Turner

Howard

D

-2

Y

---

 

14

Anne R. Kaiser

Montgomery

D

-2

Y

---

 

14

Eric Luedtke

Montgomery

D

-2

---

---

 Opposed repeal in 2014

14

Craig Zucker

Montgomery

D

-2

---

---

 Opposed repeal in 2014

15

Kathleen M. Dumais

Montgomery

D

-2

Y

---

 

15

Brian J. Feldman

Montgomery

D

-2

Y

---

 

15

Aruna Miller

Montgomery

D

-2

---

---

 Opposed repeal in 2014

16

William Frick

Montgomery

D

-2

Y

---

 

16

Ariana Kelly

Montgomery

D

-2

---

---

 Voted against repeal in 2014

16

Susan C. Lee

Montgomery

D

-2

Y

---

 

17

Kumar P. Barve

Montgomery

D

-4

Y

---

Delegate Kumar Barve loses points for the hypocrisy of having endangered driver safety when he was caught drunk driving.

17

James W. Gilchrist

Montgomery

D

-2

Y

N

 

17

Luiz Simmons

Montgomery

D

-2

Y

---

 

18

Alfred C. Carr, Jr.

Montgomery

D

-3

Y

N

 

18

Ana Sol Gutierrez

Montgomery

D

-2

Y

---

 

18

Jeff Waldstreicher

Montgomery

D

-2

Y

---

 

19

Sam Arora

Montgomery

D

-2

---

---

 Opposed repeal in 2014

19

Bonnie Cullison

Montgomery

D

-2

---

---

 Opposed repeal in 2014

19

Ben Kramer

Montgomery

D

-2

Y

---

 

20

Tom Hucker

Montgomery

D

-3

Y

---

Hypocrisy points awarded for Hucker's 2009 DUI arrest.

20

Sheila E. Hixson

Montgomery

D

-2

Y

---

 

20

Heather R. Mizeur

Montgomery

D

-2

Y

---

 

21

Barbara A. Frush

Anne Arundel, Prince George's

D

-4

4

N

Delegate Frush proposed legislation which would have essentially removed police oversight from speed cameras

21

Ben Barnes

Anne Arundel, Prince George's

D

-2

Y

---

 

21

Joseline Pena-Melnyk

Anne Arundel, Prince George's

D

-2

Y

---

 Opposed repeal in 2014

22

Tawanna Gaines

Prince George's

D

-2

Y

---

 

22

Anne Healey

Prince George's

D

-3

Y

N

 

22

Justin D. Ross

Prince George's

D

-2

Y

---

 

23A

James W. Hubbard

Prince George's

D

-2

Y

---

 

23A

Geraldine Valentino-Smith

Prince George's

D

-2

---

---

 Opposed repeal in 2014

23B

Jr. Marvin Holmes

Prince George's

D

-3

Y

N

 

24

Tiffany Alston

Prince George's

D

+1

---

SPONSOR

 

24

Carolyn Howard

Prince George's

D

-2

Y

---

 

24

Michael L. Vaughn

Prince George's

D

-2

Y

---

 

25

Aisha N. Braveboy

Prince George's

D

-2

Y

---

 

25

Dereck E. Davis

Prince George's

D

-2

Y

---

 

25

Melony G. Griffith

Prince George's

D

-2

Y

---

 

26

Veronica L. Turner

Prince George's

D

-2

Y

---

 

26

Kris Valderrama

Prince George's

D

-2

Y

---

 

26

Jay Walker

Prince George's

D

-2

Y

---

 

27A

Jim Proctor

Calvert, Prince George's

D

-2

X

---

 Opposed repeal in 2014

27A

Joe Vallario

Calvert, Prince George's

D

-2

Y

---

 

27B

Mark N. Fisher

Calvert

R

+2

---

---

 Voted for repeal in 2014

28

Peter Murphy

Charles

D

-2

Y

---

 

28

Sally Y. Jameson

Charles

D

-2

Y

---

 

28

C.T. Wilson

Charles

D

-1

---

N

 

29A

John F. Wood, Jr.

Charles, St. Mary's

D

+2

N

---

 

29B

John Bohanan

St. Mary's

D

-2

Y

---

 

29C

Tony O'Donnell

Calvert, St. Mary's

R

+3

N

Y

 

30

Michael E. Busch

Anne Arundel

D

-3

Y

---

 

30

Ron George

Anne Arundel

R

+2

N

---

 

30

Herb McMillan

Anne Arundel

R

0

---

Y

 Lost credibility by supporting "reform in name only" bill

31

Don Dwyer

Anne Arundel

R

+3

N

---

 

31

Nic Kipke

Anne Arundel

R

+2

N

---

 

31

Steve Schuh

Anne Arundel

R

+2

N

---

 

32

Pamela Beidle

Anne Arundel

D

-2

Y

N

 

32

Mary Ann Love

Anne Arundel

D

-2

Y

---

 

32

Ted Sophocleus

Anne Arundel

D

-2

Y

---

 

33A

Tony McConkey

Anne Arundel

R

+2

N

---

 

33A

Cathy Vitale

Anne Arundel

R

+2

---

Y

 Vote for repeal in 2014

33B

Robert A. Costa

Anne Arundel

R

+2

N

---

 

34A

Glen Glass

Cecil, Harford

R

+2

---

---

 Voted for repeal in 2014

34A

Mary-Dulany James

Cecil, Harford

D

+2

N

---

 

34B

David D. Rudolph

Cecil

D

-2

Y

---

 

35A

Wayne Norman

Harford

R

+4

N

Y

 In 2014, Norman was the sole member of the Motor Vehicles Subcommittee to vote in favor of giving a speed camera repeal bill a favorable vote, despite enormous pressure to "go along to get along" by the subcommittee leadership.

35A

Donna Stifler

Harford

R

+2

N

---

 

35B

Susan McComas

Harford

R

+2

N

---

 

36

Steven Arentz

Caroline, Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne's

R

+2

---

---

 Voted for repeal in 2014

36

Jay Jacobs

Caroline, Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne's

R

+2

---

Y

 Voted for repeal in 2014

36

Michael D. Smigiel

Caroline, Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne's

R

+5

N

---

 Stalwart supporter of motorists.

37A

Rudolph C. Cane

Dorchester, Wicomico

D

-2

Y

---

 

37B

Addie Eckardt

Caroline, Dorchester, Talbot, Wicomico

R

+2

N

---

 

37B

Jeannie Haddaway

Caroline, Dorchester, Talbot, Wicomico

R

+2

N

---

 

38A

Charles James Otto

Somerset, Wicomico

R

+2

---

Y

 Voted for repeal in 2014

38B

Norman Conway

Wicomico, Worcester

D

-2

Y

---

 

38B

Mike McDermott

Wicomico, Worcester

R

no rating

---

---

 

39

Charles E. Barkley

Montgomery

D

-2

Y

---

 

39

Kirill Reznik

Montgomery

D

-4

Y

---

Reznik is a sycophant for the political establishment who does not listen to constituents from his district and has demonstrated a particular lack of concern for the legal rights of motorists.  Reznik has provided extremely smug, uniformed replies to letters and questions about speed cameras to the editor of this site.  Based on his prior responses, and his voting record, he clearly has no respect for the legal rights of motorists and suffers from a remarkable sense of entitlement to hold his seat in the legislature. 

39

Shane Robinson

Montgomery

D

-1

---

N

 

40

Frank Conaway

Baltimore City

D

-2

X

---

 Voted against repeal in 2014

40

Barbara Robinson

Baltimore City

D

-2

Y

---

 

40

Shawn Z. Tarrant

Baltimore City

D

-2

Y

---

 

41

Jill P. Carter

Baltimore City

D

-1

Y

SPONSOR

 Voted against repeal in 2014

41

Nathaniel T. Oaks

Baltimore City

D

-2

Y

---

 

41

Sandy Rosenberg

Baltimore City

D

-2

Y

---

 

42

W. Stephen Lafferty

Baltimore County

D

-2

Y

N

 

42

L. M. Susan Aumann

Baltimore County

R

-2

Y

---

 

42

J. William J. Frank

Baltimore County

R

+2

N

---

 

43

Curt Anderson

Baltimore City

D

-2

Y

---

 

43

Maggie McIntosh

Baltimore City

D

-4

Y

N

 As chairman of the environmental matters committee, Maggie McIntosh was responsible for preventing a speed camera reform bill from being seriously considered in 2012.  McIntosh showed indifference to the issues with speed cameras in Baltimore City and remained utterly silent during speed camera hearings in 2013 and 2014, turning control of the hearings over to the vice chair.  She has shown no interest in motorist issues and has presided over a committee which has been an obstruction to reform. 

43

Mary L. Washington

Baltimore City

D

-2

---

---

 Voted against repeal of speed cameras in 2014

44

Keith E. Haynes

Baltimore City

D

-2

Y

---

 

44

Keiffer Mitchell

Baltimore City

D

-2

---

---

 Voted against repeal of speed cameras in 2014

44

Melvin L. Stukes

Baltimore City

D

-2

Y

---

 

45

Talmadge Branch

Baltimore City

D

-2

Y

---

 

45

Cheryl Glenn

Baltimore City

D

-2

Y

N

 

45

Hattie N. Harrison

Baltimore City

D

-2

Y

---

 

46

Luke Clippinger

Baltimore City

D

-2

---

---

 Voted against repeal in 2014

46

Peter A. Hammen

Baltimore City

D

-2

Y

---

 

46

Brian K. McHale

Baltimore City

D

-2

Y

---

 

47

Jolene Ivey

Prince George's

D

-2

Y

---

 

47

Doyle L. Niemann

Prince George's

D

-2

Y

N

 

47

Michael G. Summers

Prince George's

D

-2

---

---

 Voted against repeal in 2014


OTHER LEGISLATION:                           

2014 Legislation:

The Maryland Drivers Alliance has decided not to give "credit" either for or against lawmakers who voted for the "Reform in name only" legislation which was passed in 2014.  This bill was a grossly inadequate response to a massive miscarriage of justice which took place in Baltimore City (with tens of thousands of motorists falsely accused) and a series of broken promises and broken laws all across the state.  Despite the claims made by bill sponsors and pro speed camera insurance companies like AAA, the bill will have little effect on existing speed camera programs.  The legislation was in fact written in large part by Montgomery County and the Maryland Association of Counties for the purpose of duping the general public into believing things are "fixed" when in fact they are not.  The bill is loaded with loopholes which will prevent it from doing what sponsors say it does, and the bill has NOT "ended the bounty system".  The actual critics of the current system were NOT given a seat at the table.  Proposals for specific, very reasonable, and very important amendments provided by the Maryland Drivers Alliance were completely ignored and instead a bill containing cosmetic, loophole ridden language was passed.

In 2014 we adjusted our rating only for those lawmakers who distinguished themselves for or against motorist rights, or who voted in favor of repeal.


2013 Legislation:

See the Maryland Driver's Alliance Coverage of 2013 legislation


Senate Bill 785 :
Repealing the authority to use speed cameras. SB785's sponsors are senators E. J. Pipkin(R, Kent, Queen Anne's, Cecil, and Caroline Counties), Richard Colburn (R, Caroline, Dorchester, Talbot, and Wicomico Counties), and Nancy Jacobs (R, Harford and Cecil counties).

Senate Bill 207:
A reform bill which requires citation images to provide secondary evidence of speed, bans per-ticket contracts.  Sponsored by Senators James Brochin(D, Baltimore County), Katherine Klausmeier(D, Baltimore County), Anthony Muse(D, Prince George's County), Douglas Peters(D, Prince George's), and Bobby Zirkin(D, Baltimore County).

Senate Bill 389: Bad idea that just won't go away,
to remove the requirement that police officers must approve citations and allow private contractors to approve tickets.  Sponsored by Senators Jamie Raskin(D, Montgomery County), Jennie Forehand(D, Montgomery County),and Jim Rosapepe (D, Prince George's and Anne Arundel Counties).

House Bill 166:
Requires speed cameras to provide videos, and requires those videos to be made available to defendants for their defense if exonerating.  Sponsored by Delegates John Cluster(R, Baltimore County), Kathy Afzalia (R, Frederick County), Wendell Beitzel (R, Allegany and Garret Counties), Joseph Boteler(R, Baltimore County), Eric Bromwell (D, Baltimore County), Stephen Hershey Jr (R, Kent, Queen Anne's, Cecil, and Caroline Counties), Wade Cache (R, Baltimore County), Susan Krebs (R, Baltimore County), Susan McComas(R, Harford County), Michael McDermott(R, Wicomico and Worchester Counties), Warren Miller (R, Howard County), Michael Smigiel (R, Kent, Queen Anne's, Cecil, and Caroline Counties), and Kathy Szeliga(R, Baltimore and Harford Counties). 

House Bill 251 :
Repealing the authority to use speed cameras.  Sponsors are Delegates Michael Smigiel, William Frank, Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio, Stephen S. Hershey, Jay Jacobs, Susan Krebs, Warren Miller, Wayne Norman, Anthony O'Donnell, Nathaniel Oaks, Neil Parrott, Justin Ready, and Steven Schuh.

House Bill 421:
Require secondary evidence of speed (precisly timestamped photos), ban per-ticket contracts, financially penalize camera companies for erroneous citations.  Sponsors are Delegates Jon Cardin (D, Baltimore County), Conaway (D, Baltimore City), Dan Morhaim (D, Baltimore County), Nathaniel Oaks (D, Baltimore City), and Charles Otto (R, Somerset and Wicomico Counties)

House Bill 435:
Sponsored by Delegate Carolyn Howard.  Provide $40 in restitution for defendants who prevail in court over erroneous tickets.

House Bill 1094:
Requiring a court that finds that a citation for an alleged violation recorded by a speed monitoring system in Baltimore City was issued erroneously to require the person responsible for maintaining the speed monitoring system to pay a penalty of $250 to the person to whom the citation was issued.  Delegates Conaway and Anderson.

House Bill 1465:
Requiring a specified agency to mail a warning notice instead of a citation for a first violation by the owner or driver recorded by a speed monitoring system in the local jurisdiction.  Sponsored by Delegates Glass, Krebs, and Szeliga


2012 Legislation:

House Bill 1044: A credible reform bill which was rejected by the environmental Matters Committee.  Had this passed it would have corrected many of the gaping injustices in Maryland's speed camera law.  Sponsored by Delegates Susan K. McComas, Kathy Afzali, Gail H. Bates, John W. E. Cluster, Jr., Adelaide C. Eckardt, Donald B. Elliott, William J. Frank, Ron George, Glen Glass, Michael J. Hough, Nicholaus R. Kipke, Michael A. McDermott, Pat McDonough, Warren E. Miller, Joseph J. Minnick, and Nancy R. Stocksdale.

Senate Bill 486/House Bill 944: Bad Idea That Just Won't Go Away. 
Would have removed the requirement that citations be approved by police and allowed private contractors to approve tickets.  Sponsored by
Delegate James W. Hubbard (D, Prince George's Co), Delegate Barbara Robinson (D, Baltimore City), Senator Jennie Forehand (D, Montgomery Co), and Senator James Rosapepe (D, Anne Arundel & Prince George's Counties).

Senate Bill 57/ House Bill 336: Would have ended the practice of placing workzone speed cameras in work zones with no workers. 

Sponsored by Senators Brochin(D, District 42), Jacobs(R, District 34), Kittleman(R, District 9), and Stone(R, District 6), and in the house by a bipartisan group of 46 lawmakers : Delegates Frank (R, District 42), Aumann (R, District 42), Bates (R, District 9A), Beitzel(R, District 1A), Boteler(D, District 8), Bromwell(R, District 8), Cluster(R, District 8), Conaway(D, District 40), DeBoy(D, District 12A), Dwyer(R, District 31 ), Eckardt(R, District 37B ), Elliott(R, District 4B ), Fisher(R, District 27B), George(R, District 30), Glass(R, District 34A), Guzzone(D, District 13), Hogan(R, District 3A), Hough(3B, District 3B), Impallaria(R, District 7), Jacobs(R, District 36), Kach(R, District 5B), Kelly(D, District 1B), Kipke(R, District 31), McConkey(R, District 33A), McDermott(R, District 38B), McDonough(R, District 7), Miller(R, District 9A), Minnick(D, District 6), Mitchell(D, District 44), Morhaim(D, District 11), Myers(R, District 1C), Norman(R, District 35A), Olszewski(D, District 6), Otto(R, 38A), Parrott(R, District 2B), Ready(R, District 5A), Robinson(D, District 40), Schuh(R, District 31), Schulz(R, District 4A), Serafini(R, District 2A), Smigiel(R, District 36), Stocksdale(R, District 5A), Szeliga(7, District 7), Vitale(R, District 33A), Weir(D, District 6), Wood(D, District 29A).


2011 Legislation:
SB671/ HB 664:Legislation introduced by Delegate Barbara Frush and Senator James, but failed to pass, which would have removed the requirement that police review citations before they are sent, essentially removing oversight by law enforcement from the system and potentially placing this into the hands of contractors paid based on the number of citations issued.  StopBigBrotherMD.org is of the opinion that was is a stupid idea (unless their goal was to drive more traffic to our website) since it would potentially have resulted in more erroneous citations being mailed to innocent drivers.

SB679: 2011 legislation was passed to introduce an entirely new type of photo enforcement, placing cameras on school buses to send out $250 fines for passing violations.



2010 Legislation:

SB916 HB 1477 : Bill which redefines the procedure for authorizing school zones or the use of speed cameras in school zones by Municipalities in Prince George's County (We are still awaiting a response from the sponsors of this legislation regarding the intended purpose of this bill is and what prompted it).  Contains language which forbids the county government to "Place Exactions, Fees, or unreasonable restrictions" on the use of municipalities within Prince Georges's County (we are still awaiting a response from the sponsors of this legislation as to whether that has actually occurred.  In addition the Prince George's County Government violated the law by ignoring a Maryland Public Information Act request for information related to this bill).  The primary effect of this legislation appears to be to limit th eamount of oversight that county and state agencies can place over municipal speed camera programs, by limiting the amount of time they have to respond to requests to create new school zones and speed camera sites and place the burden on those agencies to justify rejecting a request rather than on the municipality to show why it is necessary. This bill PASSED the legislature in 2010 and was signed into law by Governor O'Malley.



2009 Legislation:

 HB313 2009 bills to authorize speed cameras in every county in Maryland on local roadways, band on freeways (with speed limits greater than 45mph) in temporary "work zones", "regardless of whether workers are present".  SB277 passed and became effective October 1, 2009.  This was superceeded by SB277 and was only voted on in the House.


SB388, HB396 
2009 bills to authorization speed cameras in Baltimore.  Only HB396 came to a vote, and only in the house.  This was superceeded by SB277 and did not pass.


HB1020, HB1023: 
2009 bills to authorize speed cameras in Prince George's County.  Sponsored by the Prince George's County Delegation.  This was superceeded by SB277 and did not come to a vote.


HB1314: 
Authorization for use in Howard County.  This was superceeded by SB277 and was only voted on in the House..

Amendment 993028/1: This amendment was proposed to SB277 in the house and was voted down by the house majority. If it had passed it would have  required that "the owner of a vehicle with license plates indicating membership in the United States Congress, the Maryland General Assembly, or any other state legislature, that is recorded by a speed monitoring system as being in violation of § 21-809 or § 21-810 of the Transportation Article, may not be exempt from receiving a warning or a citation for the violationSEE HOW LAWMAKERS VOTED ON THIS HERE!