Cities opposed to state’s proposed traffic ticket revenue bill

Senate bill 403 would require cities and counties to turn over extra traffic ticket money if that amount is more than 10 percent of their annual revenue. And it would require municipal courts to hand over 70 percent of all revenue collected from traffic tickets on highways.

Goddard City Administrator Brian Silcott calls the bill unfair. “We have approximately 30,000 cars a day that come through Goddard on Kellogg U.S. 54/400,” Silcott said.

In 2015, Goddard Police issued 162 traffic tickets on US 54 generating more than $7,000. The state already takes over $1,800 of that revenue. Now it wants more.

“It could have a significant impact on a small revenue stream for the city”, said Silcott.

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