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Del. Dereck Davis (D-Dist. 25) of Mitchellville said he will withdraw a bill to increase speed camera operation in Prince George’s County and is instead crafting statewide legislation regarding the devices.

“I am putting in a statewide bill that does something entirely different but consistent with the original intent,” Davis told The Gazette in an email.

Davis declined to comment on the statewide proposal until it is filed.

Davis’ initial proposal would have extended speed camera operation to 24 hours a day, seven days a week in school zones in Prince George’s County. Davis said he is submitting the paperwork Tuesday to the Prince George’s County House Delegation to withdraw the bill.

Davis’ initial bill would have increased the hours of operation for speed monitoring cameras only in the county. Current state law allows speed cameras to operate in school zones from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.

janfenson-comeau@gazette.net