“We can’t ask the counties to continue to monitor I-75 and not get anything from it,” Houston said.
Rep. Ed Setzler, R-Acworth, responded in favor of the measure, which passed 104-54.
"This bill simply creates limits where constituents of ours around the state are sometimes used as ATM machines going through small municipalities," said Setzler. "If municipalties get a certain amout of revenue from traffic citations, it is disclosed so everyone sees it and this puts some limitations on it."
The bill was introduced following an Atlanta Journal-Constitution analysis that exposed numerous police departments for raking in exorbitant fine amounts.