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Wednesday, the Jefferson Parish Council voted to refund fines drivers paid for red light camera infractions.

The cameras operated at intersections on both sides of the river for a two year period until 2010.

The parish collected nearly $20 million in fines, but the money has been sitting — untouched — in an account.

But before any drivers get too excited about getting their money back, Councilman Chris Roberts says a judge must decide the process and timetable for issuing the refunds.  And since the red light cameras are the subject of lawsuits, including one class action suit, it could be a while before any refunds are issued.