The amount Missouri hospitals charge the state for examinations to collect evidence from sexual assault victims varies widely between hospitals.
Lawmakers say the state should set a cap on the rates it pays.
Data from the Department of Public Safety shows the state paid $35.40 for a lab test at a Kansas City hospital and more than $1,500 for an examination at a Harrisonville hospital. The state paid an average of about $784 per examination last year.
Testimony was heard in Jefferson City today on legislation that would outlaw the use of red light cameras in Missouri.
The bill is sponsored by State Representative Paul Weiland (R, Imperial). He called red light cameras a gimmick for boosting revenue, saying that cities that use them fine violators without adding points to their driving records.