Red Light Cameras
Gov. John Hickenlooper vetoed a bill Wednesday that sought to ban red-light and speeding cameras in Colorado and another measure that would have required voters to approve use of the devices.
The legislature passed two bills that could get rid of red light cameras in Colorado, however, that doesn’t mean thebills will make it into law.
Colorado lawmakers concluded work for the year well in advance of their midnight deadline. But the final hours weren’t without the usual legislative drama and touching farewells.
A wrap up of the events on the final day in the Colorado Legislature.
The mad dash to the end of the Colorado legislative session is on and major proposals hang in the balance on the final day Wednesday, including reducing statewide student testing and banning red-light cameras.
Voters in Colorado may soon have a say where red light cameras will be used. Two bills being considered by state lawmakers, one in the state House and one in the state Senate, would ask voters to give red light cameras the green light.
A group of Colorado senators is frustrated by the slow pace of a House bill to ban cities from using red-light enforcement cameras. So they’re forwarding a rival measure to compel towns to get voter approval to keep the cameras.
A push to ban speeding and red-light cameras in Colorado advanced out of a key House committee Friday, but supporters worry time is running out for the bill as the session nears its end.
Colorado’s governor had firm words for lawmakers from both parties Wednesday as they enter the second half of the legislative session.
What’s been a sleepy legislative session is about to ramp up as Colorado lawmakers head into the final two months with significant debates pending.