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Supreme Court Seeks Public Comment on Electronic Ticket Amendments

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Proposed traffic rule amendments would facilitate an electronic ticket pilot project.

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Proposed traffic rule amendments would facilitate an electronic ticket pilot project.

The Ohio Supreme Court has proposed amendments to the Ohio Traffic Rules about electronic tickets issued by law enforcement to account for an ongoing pilot project.

Rules took effect in January to facilitate the use of e-tickets. Subsequently, the Commission on the Rules of Practice and Procedure learned of a State Highway Patrol effort to issue e-tickets but file paper copies with the local court. The rules amended in January only covered tickets issued and submitted electronically and did not account for this “hybrid” system.

To facilitate the pilot project, under the proposed rules announced today, amendments to Traf.R. 3 would delete the requirement that an electronic ticket meet the mandatory “form and content” requirement of a paper ticket. The amendments also would maintain that any paper ticket generated from the e-ticket be of sufficient quality to meet record retention requirements.

Access the text of the proposed amendments.

Comments should be submitted by May 28 in writing to:

Jo Ellen Cline, Government Relations Counsel
Supreme Court of Ohio
65 S. Front St., Seventh Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
or
j.cline@sc.ohio.gov.

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