TN Lawmaker suggests that Red light camera funds should fund college

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State Sen. Lee Harris has filed legislation that would use revenue from municipal red light cameras to send students to college. Harris said the proposal will create a new scholarship opportunity for students.

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Under the proposal, all revenue generated by new red light camera contracts after July 1st, 2015 would go to the Drive to College scholarship. According to a report by The Commercial Appeal, red light cameras have generated $3.1 million in camera-related fines in Memphis alone, but the Arizona-based contractor earned $4.8 million.

Last month, State Rep. Andy Holt said he plans to file legislation to ban speeding and red light cameras in Tennessee.

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