House gives tentative OK to bill replacing speeding ticket

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX (AP) -- The House has taken steps to approve a bill that makes the maximum penalty for speeding up to ten miles over the speed limit just $15.

Rep. David Stevens' proposal builds on current law stating officers may issue a "waste of a finite resource" ticket for drivers traveling up to 10 miles over the limit in a 55 mph zone.

House Bill 2662 changes the language to encompass any street or highway with exceptions for school crossing zones, construction zones and business or residential districts.

The bill states the violation shall not exceed $15 plus surcharges, can't be reported to insurance companies and would not add points to a driver's license.

The proposal passed on a voice vote Thursday and now awaits a formal vote.