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Legislators agree to compromise on traffic ticket fine limits

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Legislators agree to compromise on traffic ticket fine limits

(KTRS) – A measure to place a cap on traffic fines in Missouri is a step closer to becoming a law. Negotiators in the House and Senate came to an agreement that would cap fine collection and change operations at municipal courts. The proposal comes in the wake of a Justice Department report that found […]

Legislators agree to compromise on traffic ticket fine limits

(KTRS) – A measure to place a cap on traffic fines in Missouri is a step closer to becoming a law.

Negotiators in the House and Senate came to an agreement that would cap fine collection and change operations at municipal courts. The proposal comes in the wake of a Justice Department report that found Ferguson’s municipal courts operated primarily to generate revenue.

The proposal would lower the percentage of revenue cities could collect from 30 percent to 20 percent. Towns in St. Louis Count would see their limit drop to 12.5 percent. The measure needs a final vote in the House and Senate before it heads to Governor Jay Nixon.

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By Colin Jeffery

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