DENVER — A legislative showdown over red-light enforcement cameras is heating up in the Legislature.
The state Senate gave preliminary approval Thursday to a bill to compel towns to get voter approval to keep the cameras. Such a move would probably mean the end of the cameras, which are generally unpopular.
An outright ban on the devices awaits a vote in the House.
Meanwhile, Gov. John Hickenlooper is weighing in. Hickenlooper has long opposed efforts to make the cameras illegal. He has sent lawmakers a letter asking them to consider new limits on the cameras but not ban them.
Senate Bill 276: http://bit.ly/1HZJLuC
House Bill 1098: http://bit.ly/1AgTGnP