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Thu., Feb. 24, 2005, 7:33 p.m.

False alarm…

We were salivating when we saw House Bill 2183, "clarifying the application of the state Constitution with respect to traffic violations committed by legislators."

Were politicians trying to write themselves a motorists' get-out-of-jail-free card, a sort of diplomatic immunity when speeding or parking illegally?

Alas, no. The bill would merely require that traffic court appearances be scheduled after the legislative session, so the lawmaker doesn't miss important votes.

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