Mo. bill lets college police ticket for speeding

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Campus police at Missouri’s public colleges could gain state authority to write speeding tickets.

A bill passed Thursday by the Missouri Senate would allow the governing board of any public college or university to impose traffic regulations on roads owned or maintained by the institution. The schools could put up official traffic control signals and campus police could write tickets, including for speeding.

Campus traffic tickets would be treated the same as those issued by cities, with fines ranging from $5 to $500 and the potential for up to a year in jail.

The Senate legislation now goes to the House, which passed a similar bill last month.

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Traffic ticket bill is SB282.

Online:

Legislature: http://www.moga.mo.gov

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