Wisconsin state senators approve photo ban on themselves

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Associated Press | January 14, 2015

MADISON — Wisconsin state senators have voted to approve a camera ban on themselves.

The Senate voted Tuesday to prohibit the 33 senators from using cameras to take pictures or shoot video from inside the Senate chamber while they are debating bills or voting on passing legislation.

Some senators have taken pictures during debate in recent years and immediately posted them to social media sites, like Twitter and Facebook.

Members of the public observing debate are already precluded from taking pictures from the gallery.

The camera prohibition does not apply to staff members and the media, who are able to take pictures inside the chamber but just outside the area where senators sit.

The rules passed on a 25-6 vote. The six votes against were all Democrats.

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