After seven years of trying, a Democratic lawmaker has scored an initial success in getting Arizona to ban license plate covers typically used to prevent photo enforcement cameras from capturing an image of the plate.
Senate Bill 1073 by Sen. Steve Farley, D-Tucson, was approved by the Senate on a 20-10 vote Thursday and now heads to the House. Farley has been pushing identical legislation since 2011 without it ever getting a vote.
“It just seems to me that if we’re going to have a law to have a license plate in the first place, we might as well have laws to make sure that those license plates are legible,” Farley said in an interview after the vote.
Farley began his legislative career in the House in 2007 and moved to the Senate in 2013. He said his…
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