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  AZ Senate bill would let offenders skip traffic school
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Last EditedThomas Walker  May 22, 2009 02:46pm
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CategoryProposed Legislation
MediaNewspaper - Arizona Daily Star (Tuscon)
News DateFriday, May 22, 2009 08:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionPHOENIX — Got a traffic ticket? Don't want to pay it or spend four hours in driving school?

Help may be on the way.

A provision buried in the package of bills for the 2010 budget would let errant motorists essentially buy their way out of trouble. They could pay a flat fee of $282 and walk away, with no ticket, no record — and no time lost.

The plan cleared its first hurdle this week when the Senate Appropriations Committee approved SB 1028. That legislation makes a series of changes in laws dealing with the criminal code, ranging from surcharges on criminal fines to a mandate to the Department of Corrections to seek bids to get a private firm to run three of its prisons.
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