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Illegally Parked Motorists in Handicapped Space Could Face Steeper Minimum Fine

Published: January 30th, 2013

State Senator Ed Charbonneau

Republican Senator Ed Charbonneau of Valparaiso has introduced legislation that would increase the minimum penalty for parking in a handicapped parking space from $50 to $200.

The bill passed the Senate Corrections and Criminal Law committee on a vote of 5-4.

Charbonneau said tickets are usually written when citizens complain about a possible violation. He hopes that a steeper fine will keep motorists from taking parking spots specifically designated for disabled residents.

Some legislators have said that the $200 minimum is a little steep, but Charbonneau insists that it’s reasonable.

The current law places a fine on the violator between $50 and $500. Charbonneau’s proposed law would mean a fine between $200 and $500.

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