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General Assembly



January Session, 2011

LCO No. 8432



Offered by:


SEN. MAYNARD, 18th Dist.


To: Subst. Senate Bill No. 1018

File No. 423

Cal. No. 255

Strike everything after the enacting clause and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Section 1. (Effective from passage) The Department of Transportation shall conduct a study of the uses of Radio Frequency Identifier (RFID) Technology in Connecticut, with emphasis on: Public safety; motor vehicles; highway safety; and revenue collection. The Department of Transportation shall examine the background of the concept, systems operations and applications, its use for vehicle registration in Thailand and Bermuda, applications for Connecticut, data collection, revenue generation, timetables and costs for implementation, and possible funding structures. The study of applications for Connecticut shall include: The use by the Department of Motor Vehicles of motor vehicle registration stickers and number plates printed with RFID tags; stationary and mobile RFID readers at key points on highways; RFID readers in police vehicles, at traffic lights, highway checkpoints and AMBER alerts; identification of stolen, unregistered or uninsured vehicles and rental vehicles; emissions inspection compliance; encrypted data transmission; use by the state police and local police authorities for law enforcement, speed enforcement, operator and vehicle identification and automatic ticketing; the ability to read RFID tags on motor vehicles without requiring such vehicles to stop (tags on a motor vehicle traveling at one hundred miles per hour are readable from a distance of sixty feet); tolling and parking tied to residence; parking enforcement, collection, automatic ticketing; and enforcement of parking reserved for persons with blindness and persons with disabilities. Such study shall be conducted by the Department of Transportation within available appropriations. On or before January 1, 2012, the Department of Transportation shall submit study results and recommendations to the General Assembly, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes. "

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

from passage

New section