Contact Your State Senator to Co-Sponsor SB 5716
Your hard work and persistence paid off – in a big way – this past week. Washington State Campaign for Liberty’s bill to remove the bad traffic camera law from the books, HB 1823, was introduced with 31 cosponsors.
That’s one out of every three representatives in the Washington State House!
Now it’s time to double down
We’ve worked to have an repeal bill introduced in the State Senate. The bill number is SB 5716, and it was submitted just this morning. It is the companion bill to HB 1823 – “Repealing the authorization for automated traffic safety cameras”.
Here’s another opportunity where you can make an immediate difference.
Call / email / fax your Senators today and urge them to co-sponsor SB 5716 repealing Automated Ticketing Machines.
The deadline for co-sponsorship will be today – Tuesday, Feb. 8th at 2:00 PM.
Consider writing something like this:
“SB 5716 is being circulated regarding the repeal of state laws that allow the use of traffic cameras. As a voter in your district, please know that I and many of my neighbors support this legislation.
Studies done by those that have no financial interest in Automatic Ticketing Machines reveal that traffic cameras actually cause more accidents. I certainly support ways to make our streets safer but there are engineered methods that are effective, Automated Ticketing Machines are not.
I strongly encourage your support of this bill. Please consider co-sponsorship of SB 5716, the deadline is today, Tuesday, Feb. 8th at 2:00 PM.
Time is short
The way bill introduction works in Washington State, co-sponsors can only be added for a limited time after the bill’s official introduction. The cutoff to co-sponsor will be today – Tuesday Feb. 8th at 2:00 PM.
Senators from both parties have already signed on:
- Don Benton – 17th LD
- Paull Shin – 21st LD
- Mike Carrell – 28th LD
- Pam Roach – 31st LD
- Maralyn Chase – 32nd LD
- Tim Sheldon – 35th LD
- Val Stevens – 39th LD – PRIME SPONSOR
It’s important to act quickly!
Our opponents at the city level, who have become addicted to the revenue stream, and are willing to put you and your family at risk with these unsafe ATMs, have begun their campaign to stop our effort.
I was told by many of the Senators and their staff that calls and e-mails are being received from revenue-seeking cities that oppose our effort to ban ATMs.
In fact, one Senator told me he wouldn’t cosponsor the bill because he was afraid he “would upset the cities” in his district!
In 2005 our legislature passed a bad law – now its time to contact them and demand they take it off the books!
Support SB 5716 that simply repeals Automated Ticketing Machines.
Contact your representative today!