Senators Debate Adding More Cameras in State Capitol

6 years 7 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, March 20 2012 Mar 20, 2012 Tuesday, March 20, 2012 2:13:00 PM CDT March 20, 2012 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY - Several Missouri senators say more security cameras should be installed in the state Capitol to deter people from committing crimes.

There are currently 20 cameras recording different places in the building.

Legislation to add more cameras was filed after a January incident in which someone put orange stickers resembling gun targets on five lawmakers' office nameplates.

The full Senate debated the bill, SB744, for about two hours Tuesday before tabling the discussion.

An estimate included with the legislation says installing 48 additional cameras could cost the state more than $100,000.

A few Republicans have taken issue with that potential cost. They say installing more cameras would be an expensive overreaction to the earlier incident.

 

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