Incident with reporter sparks new state legislation

Politics - Government

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – State senators have passed a resolution stating the public has a right to see what’s happening in public meetings. This decision comes weeks after KRQE News 13 legislative reporter was kicked out of a Senate Committee meeting that also streamed through a webcast.

“Excuse me, excuse me Madam Chair. I don’t want to interrupt but there’s someone filming and I was wondering if you’ve gotten permission or if you’d like to request permission,” said Senator Antoinette Sedillo Lopez on the stream.

The Senate unanimously passed Resolution 2 on Saturday night filed by Senator Jeff Steinborn. It states the public and the media no longer have to get permission from a chair and ranking member to record audio and video at committee hearings.

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