Lawmakers stop private filming of legislative committee

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two men walk into the Idaho Capitol, both attempting to film a committee meeting open to the public, but only one gets the go-ahead. Why?

It's a riddle that caused a legislative panel to halt for a few minutes Monday while lawmakers asked a private citizen to stop filming the proceedings.

Tom Munds of Middleton says he wanted to record the House State Affairs for his blog. While Munds disagreed with the committee, he complied and put his camera away.

Another cameraman with a news organization was not asked to stop.

House State Affairs Chairman Tom Loertscher says the public must get permission from the chair before recording committee meetings. Media members are not required to have authorization beforehand.

Legislative committees are streamed live for the public.

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