State lawmakers met this week to discuss the possibility of decriminalizing minor traffic tickets.
A six-member committee of state lawmakers met on Thursday to attempt a third round of the decriminalization effort.
The lawmakers shared concerns that low income residents are at an unfair advantage for their inability to pay traffic tickets – which could wind them up in jail.
Law enforcement agencies, court officials and local governments have long opposed the measure. Reno and Washoe County said up to $33 million in fine and fee payments would disappear under the legislation.
A metro lobbyist told the Reno Gazette Journal that very minor traffic stops often lead police to finding major criminal violators.