HARRISBURG – The state Senate Transportation Committee held a hearing today on the use of radar by local police. Allegheny County Sen. Randy Vulakovich, a former police officer, has proposed Senate Bill 1340 that would allow Pennsylvania’s municipal police departments to use radar as a means of speed enforcement. Committee Chairman, Sen. John Rafferty of Berks, Chester & Montgomery Counties says the issue is not a done deal. He expects the committee to address the issue in the fall since the budget is currently “on the radar screen.” Every state, but Pennsylvania, permits local police to use radar for monitoring traffic speed. In Pennsylvania, only State Police are authorized to use radar.