Senators Coram and Lee, co-prime sponsors,
introduced Senate Bill 20-070, concerning penalties for traffic offenses,
and distributing money collected from a traffic violation to the county
in which the violation occurs. The bill increases the presumptive
ranges of fines for traffic offenses, as well as other fines and surcharges.
The bill requires that 25 percent of fines collected for traffic
misdemeanors and 50 percent of the fine collected for traffic infractions
be transmitted to the county where the violation occurs. Counties
may use the funds for traffic safety improvement, enforcement, and prosecution.
The bill also changes the classification of certain traffic offienses.