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Bill Proposed to Ban Devices to Jam Police Radar

Monday, Apr 18, 2011  |  Updated 3:30 PM CDT
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Bill Proposed to Ban Devices to Jam Police Radar

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The North Richland Hills Police Department is already using one radar gun that takes photos or videos of speeders.

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Senators have recommended approval of a law that would ban devices that interfere with police radar or other speed-detection devices.

The Senate Transportation and Homeland Security Committee recommended approval of the bill to the Senate on Monday.

The new law drafted by Republican Sen. Florence Shapiro would ban any device that emits radio waves that could hinder or damage police equipment. Possessing, selling or trading such a device would be a Class C misdemeanor.

The proposed law would not apply to detectors.

Twenty-five states already ban the jamming devices. The bill now goes to the full Senate for consideration.

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