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DENVER – Lawmakers are considering banning red-light and speeding cameras in Colorado with a bill up for its first vote.

The Republican-sponsored legislation would prohibit cities and towns from using the automated traffic enforcement devices on streets or highways. Republican Sen. Scott Renfroe says the cameras are more about generating local revenue than improving public safety.

The Colorado Municipal League opposes the legislation. The group says it should be up to local governments to decide what to about traffic cameras.

A Senate committee is hearing the bill Tuesday afternoon. The National Conference of State Legislatures says nine states have laws banning the use of photo traffic enforcement.

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