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Reporter's recording device confiscated during Legislative meeting

A reporter's recording device was confiscated Tuesday during a meeting inside the Legislative Building in Raleigh A reporter's recording device was confiscated Tuesday during a meeting inside the Legislative Building in Raleigh
RALEIGH, NC (AP) -

 

A recording device was taken from a reporter during a North Carolina legislative committee meeting after a co-chairman said such devices need to be approved.

Sen. Rick Gunn, R-Alamance, co-chairman of the Senate Commercial Services Committee, said Tuesday that audio devices need to be approved by the Senate sergeant-at-arms in order to record meetings. He later rescinded his comment, saying that approval was not needed because it was the committee's first meeting.

North Carolina Press Association attorney Amanda Martin says pre-approval of recording devices would violate the state open meetings law.

Gunn said later that he misspoke in response to an unattended device at the table, and that recording devices of all kinds are allowed in public meetings and do not have to be approved.

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