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Security boosted for Capitol Tuesday


MADISON (WKOW) -- The Assembly has issued security guidelines for Tuesday State Assembly session. Among them is the chamber will open an hour early instead of the usual fifteen minutes.

The West and South wings will be secured for tomorrow's Session. Only legislators, staff and credentialed media will have access.

The Assembly galleries will be open to the public.  We will be asking people to empty their pockets and will have metal screening set up to enter.  People will be admitted 10 at a time.  Since this is an added step we plan to open the galleries an hour before Session rather thank 15 minutes.  Visitors will be expected to observe the rules of the galleries.  The rules are posted outside the galleries (the following is not allowed: eating, drinking, smoking, loud talking, photography, phone use, laptop use, video camera use, newspapers, wearing of hats, signs, posters, placards, leaning over railings, sitting in aisles or on the floor, standing in aisles, outbursts-clapping, cheering, etc. and bags or briefcases are not permitted.)

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