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The New York State Senate passed a bill Monday that would allow Suffolk County to establish a Traffic Violations Bureau, enabling the county – rather than the state – to keep money generated by fines.

The Senate approved the measure 50-1. The state Assembly hasn’t yet acted on the bill.

Currently, fines generated in Babylon, Huntington, Islip, Smithtown and Brookhaven are split between the state and county, Sen. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) said. The bill would allow the county to keep the fines (although the “state surcharge” part of the ticket will still go to the state).

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The switch would be worth an estimated $11 million to the county, Zeldin said.

Establishing the bureau is a top priority of Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone.