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Speed cameras monitor traffic above a New York City street. (MyFoxNY image) Speed cameras monitor traffic above a New York City street. (MyFoxNY image)

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - More than 200 new speed cameras are coming to New York City and Long Island.

The state's Senate voted to authorize the cameras Wednesday, two days after the Assembly did. Gov. Andrew Cuomo supports the measure and is expected to sign it into law soon.

The bill would authorize up to 69 cameras in Suffolk County and 56 in Nassau County. New York City already has 20 of the devices and stands to get 120 more.

The cameras would operate during and immediately before and after school activities. Speeders caught by the cameras would be mailed a $50 ticket.

The devices will raise millions of dollars for local governments, though officials including New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio say their motivation is public safety.

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