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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The speeding ticket blitz in a southwest Ohio village and court rulings against have boosted the push for a statewide ban of traffic camera enforcement.

The state House approved by 61-32 vote a measure aimed at preventing use of cameras for red light and speeding citations. It now heads to the state Senate.

Cincinnati attorney Mike Allen was in Columbus to testify about the situation in Elmwood Place. Allen filed a lawsuit against the village on behalf of business owners and residents who said they were being harmed by the thousands of speeding citations from cameras. A Hamilton County judge struck down the village camera ordinance and recently ordered the cameras seized.

Allen says nearly every speaker mentioned Elmwood Place when discussing the proposed ban.

Twelve states ban speeding cameras.

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