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For the purpose of this section, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning:
(a) “Designated party.” Means the person whom the registered owner of a motor vehicle, upon receipt of a ticket based upon images recorded by a traffic law photo-monitoring device that indicate a traffic law violation, identifies as the person who was operating the vehicle of the registered owner at the time of the violation.
(b) “Hearing Officer.” The Parma Heights Mayor's Court Magistrate or his designee.
(c) “Motor vehicle.” The same definition as in Section 301.185.
(d) “Motor vehicle leasing dealer.” Has the same meaning as in Ohio R.C. 4517.01.
(e) “Motor vehicle renting dealer.” Has the same meaning as in Ohio R.C. 4549.65.
(f) “Recorded images.” Means any of the following images recorded by a traffic law photo-monitoring device that show, on at least one image or on a portion of the videotape, the rear of a motor vehicle and the letters and numerals on the rear license plate of the vehicle:
(1) Two or more photographs, microphotographs, electronic images, or digital images;
(g) “Registered owner.” Means all of the following:
(1) Any person or entity identified by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles or any other State motor vehicle registration bureau, department, or office as the owner of a motor vehicle;
(2) The lessee of a motor vehicle under a lease of six months or longer;
(3) The renter of a motor vehicle pursuant to a written rental agreement with a motor vehicle renting dealer.
(h) “System location.” Means the approach to an intersection or area of roadway toward which a traffic law photo-monitoring device is directed and is in operation.
(i) “Ticket.” Means any traffic ticket, citation, summons, or other ticket issued in response to an alleged traffic law violation detected by a traffic law photo-monitoring device, that represents a civil violation.
(j) “Traffic law photo monitoring device.” Means an electronic system consisting of a photographic, video, or electronic camera and a means of sensing the presence of a motor vehicle that automatically produces recorded images.
(k) “Traffic law violation.” Means either of the following:
(Ord. 2009-26. Passed 11-23-09. Ord. 2012-19. Passed 5-21-12; Ord. 2015-10. Passed 3-9-15.)