FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 89
94TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES ST. ONGE (Sponsor), NANCE, PARSON, WILSON (119), YAEGER, SATER, ROBB AND MOORE (Co-sponsors).
Pre-filed December 6, 2006 and copies ordered printed.
D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 304, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to travel safe zones, with penalty provisions.
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, the term "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 exceed a predicted safety performance level for comparable roadways as determined by the department of transportation.
2. Upon a conviction or a plea of guilty by any person for a moving violation as defined in section 302.010, RSMo, or any offense listed in section 302.302, RSMo, the court shall double the amount of fine authorized to be imposed by law, if the moving violation or offense occurred within a travel safe zone.
3. Upon a conviction or plea of guilty by any person for a speeding violation under section 304.009 or 304.010, the court shall double the amount of fine authorized by law, if the violation occurred within a travel safe zone.
4. The penalty authorized under subsections 1 and 3 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".
5. This section shall not be construed to enhance the assessment of court costs or the assessment of points under section 302.302, RSMo.