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Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden testifies. To his right Baker Chief Mike Knapps, on his left CAO of Lafayette Consolidated Gov't Dee Stanley Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden testifies. To his right Baker Chief Mike Knapps, on his left CAO of Lafayette Consolidated Gov't Dee Stanley
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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A number of anti photo enforcement bills was presented in the House Transportation Committee Monday morning.

Rep. Jeff Arnold presented bills that would, in essence, gut the photo enforcement initiative in Louisiana.

This is the 5th year in a row that Arnold has presented such a package.

One bill would have stopped the issuance of tickets via photos. A second would have ended the practice of mailing the tickets for moving violations.

"As we talk about policing in the State of Louisiana, traffic cameras are not about policing. They're about fleecing. About fleeing constituent's wallets," said Rep. Jeff Arnold, (D) New Orleans.

"But 60 percent of the tickets have been dismissed so this is not a money grab for us," said Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden.

The mailing bill was removed from the calendar by the author. The prohibition of ticket bill narrowly passed 8 to 7. It now heads to the house floor for debate.

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