In an ongoing effort to try and raise the revenue required to help balance the budget and add the fifth day back to the court system, the Oregon State Legislature has written House Bill 2759 which will dramatically increase traffic fines, regular criminal fines and court fees. The bill would also LIMIT the ability of a Judge to lower fines according to their discretion per case. That means that even if you have a perfect record....the Judge could ONLY lower your fine to 75% of the base fine. That is an increase from the current 50% of a whole 25% INCREASE! Do you really want this to happen in these hard economic times? Do you want your photo radar tickets to GO UP with this new Bill passing? They surely would!
Those who know me here know that I am an avid opponent of photo radar. After talking with State Senators about this issue, I surprising found they many of them ALSO are OPPONENTS of photo radar as well! The City of Portland is stubborn. The commander of the traffic division wants to make a point to the City becuase they would not give him his funds he wanted for his division. The photo radar tickets will keep going up...and up....while they still use the FLAWED and ERROR capable system they do.
It's time to be a citizen here....call your State Senators and urge them to vote NO on House Bill 2759...it's bad for citizens!
We have all of the contact information on our web site.. www.portlandpolice.net
or you can find your Senator contact information at www.leg.or.us
It's up to the people to stop this major attack on our wallets!
Let the people be heard.....let justice prevail and equal rights under the law for everyone.