House Bill (HB) 4011 – Traffic Infraction Detectors, legislation written to ban the use of red light cameras across Florida, recently passed the Economic Affairs Committee. However, the bill’s next step toward becoming the law of the land will likely encounter increased resistance in the Appropriations Committee.
American Traffic Solutions (ATS) the corporation responsible for lobbying the Florida Legislature to allow the installation of these unpopular traffic-monitoring devices across the Sunshine State, contributed campaign donations to 14 out of the 26 representatives in the Florida House serving on the Appropriations Committee.
The 12 committee members not funded by ATS
Out of the 26 members of the Appropriations Committee, 12 of these representatives did not receive funding from ATS. These legislators include Rep. Seth McKill, Rep. Steve Crisafulli, Rep. Ben Albritton, Rep. Dennis Baxley, Rep. Marti Coley, Rep. Richard Corcoran, Rep. Clay Ingram, Rep. Charles McBurney, Rep. Marlene O’Toole, Rep. Jimmy Patronis, Rep. Steve Precourt, and Rep. Reggie Fullwood.
Two of these twelve members already have votes on record from HB 4011’s time in the Economic Affairs Committee. Rep. Jimmy Patronis voted in favor of the bill, while Rep. Reggie Fullwood voted against the legislation to ban the use of red-light cameras.
Rep. Fullwood’s phone number in Tallahassee is (850) 717-5013. Click here to send Fullwood an email to reconsider his position on the issue.
Contact the 14 ATS-funded members of the Appropriations Committee
A slight majority of the members of the Appropriations Committee, 14 out of 26, have taken campaign contributions from American Traffic Solutions (ATS). Not surprisingly, the two members of this committee who also had the opportunity to vote on this legislation in the Economic Affairs Committee, Rep. Ed Hooper and Rep. Alan Williams, both voted against HB 4011.
The Tampa Bay Libertarian Examiner is providing the phone number and email address for each member of the 14 Appropriations Committee members on record as receiving funds from ATS.
For details about the donations given to each legislator on the committee by ATS, please click on this website, type in the representative’s name, put in $500 for the amount of the campaign contribution, type in Scottsdale, AZ (the home of American Traffic Solutions) for the city and state, and click submit.
- Rep. Joseph Gibbons, (850) 717-5100, email
- Rep. Janet Cruz, (850) 717-5062, email
- Rep. Erik Fresen, (850) 717-5114, email
- Rep. Eduardo Gonzalez, (850) 717-5111, email
- Rep. Ed Hooper, (850) 717-5067, email
- Rep. Matt Hudson, (850) 717-5080, email
- Rep. Mia Jones, (850) 717-5084, email
- Rep. Mark Pafford, (850) 717-5086, email
- Rep. Hazelle Rogers, (850) 717-5095, email
- Rep. Darryl Rouson, (850) 717-5070, email
- Rep. Cynthia Stafford, (850) 717-5109, email
- Rep. Gregory Steube, (850) 717-5073, email
- Rep. Perry Thurston, (850) 717-5094, email
- Rep. Alan Williams, (850) 717-5008, email
For more information on the total amount of money contributed to Florida Legislators by ATS, and the breakdown by political party, incumbent versus challenger, and winner versus loser, please visit this website.
Learn more about the fight against red-light cameras
For more information on the fight against red-light cameras, please visit the link to this story on the website and Facebook page for Liberty Tampa Bay. The Libertarian Party of Florida (LPF) also staunchly opposes red-light cameras. Please visit the website and Facebook page for the LPF.