SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 1378
93RD GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES ST. ONGE (Sponsor), YAEGER, SMITH (14), WILSON (119), YOUNG, DUSENBERG, McGHEE, MEADOWS, BLACK AND JACKSON (Co-sponsors).
Read 1st time January 12, 2006 and copies ordered printed.
STEPHEN S. DAVIS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 304, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to travel safe zones.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 304, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 304.590, to read as follows:
304.590. 1. As used in this section, "travel safe zone" means any area upon or around any highway, as defined in section 302.010, RSMo, which is visibly marked by the department of transportation, and when a highway safety analysis demonstrates fatal or disabling motor vehicle crashes exceeds a predicted safety performance level for comparable roadways as determined by the department of transportation.
2. Upon a conviction or plea of guilty by any person for a moving violation, as defined in section 302.010, RSMo, any offense listed in section 302.302, RSMo, or any speeding violation under section 304.009 or 304.010, the court shall double the amount of fine authorized to be imposed by law if the moving violation, offense, or speeding violation occurred within a travel safe zone.
3. The penalty authorized under subsection 2 of this section shall only be assessed by the court if the department of transportation has erected signs upon or around a travel safe zone which are clearly visible from the highway and which state substantially the following message: "Travel Safe Zone - Fines Doubled".
4. Nothing in this section shall be construed to enhance the assessment of court costs or points under section 302.302, RSMo.