Ohio's New Bill to Target 'Speed Traps' Could Hurt the State's Tiny Communities
Advocates for Ohio’s smallest communities say state lawmakers should slow down before passing a bill that limits how much they can collect in traffic fines.
H.B. 125, which passed the House unanimously, would cap fines collected by villages of fewer than 200 people. They can be no more than municipal courts would charge for similar violations.
“It’s a difficult ebb and flow that the Legislature has been providing our members on what they can do and what they can’t do while they continue to take resources away from us. They tell us to do more, and you just can’t.”
Scarrett says lost revenue includes ending the estate tax and significant cuts to the Local Government Fund.