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Knoxville News-Sentinel: Rep. Matthew Hill reveals his hatred of Bluff City law enforcement
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Legislation drives debate on traffic cameras
Amendment to outlaw use voted down in House

By Tom Humphrey
Posted May 22, 2010 at midnight

TNGA House Rep. Matthew Hill


"It's absolutely horrible," said Rep. Matthew Hill, R-Jonesborough, describing the speed camera set-up in Bluff City. He was supporting an amendment, offered by House Republican Leader Jason Mumpower, to specifically stop the Bluff City operation.

Mumpower and Hill described the Bluff City cameras as collecting $250,000 per month from unwary motorists on a four-lane straightaway section of U.S. 11E, where the speed limit is 55 mph except for a 100-yard stretch on either side of the cameras.

It appeared likely that Mumpower's amendment would be adopted when Rep. Charles Curtiss, D-Sparta, sponsor of the bill being used as a vehicle for the amendments, stopped debate Thursday. It is scheduled to resume on Monday.

Google Maps: Bluff City - Intersection of US19E and US11E (satellite image)

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