Pa. House approves Philly speeding camera bill

Bill will go back to state Senate

Tony Romeo
June 13, 2018 - 9:38 pm



HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A bill that would authorize a pilot program of cameras to catch speeders in Philadelphia is now headed back to the state Senate. 

The bill that would allow for speeding cameras in Pennsylvania highway work zones originated in the Senate. 

The House earlier added language that would also allow for speeding cameras on Roosevelt Boulevard. On Tuesday, the House further amended it to add a stretch of Henry Avenue. 

The amended bill passed the House overwhelmingly Wednesday, but there were a few detractors, including state Rep. Greg Vitali of Delaware County, who believes it represents government "overly intruding" in people’s lives.

"This is the wrong way to solve a very real problem," he said. "It’s much too 'Big Brother'-esque for my liking."

The bill now goes to back the Senate, where a spokeswoman for the majority leader said the House amendments to the bill will be reviewed.