TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Legislature plans to spend about $3 million on expertise upgrades in hopes that individuals will be capable of watch committee hearings and different features even when they’ll’t go away their properties due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The upgrades are designed to make sure that legislative committee rooms and even convention areas are outfitted with audiovisual tools to broadcast occasions to the general public, The Topeka Capital-Journal reports. The Legislature’s high seven leaders accredited the upgrades Thursday.
The upgrades will embrace higher help for conferences performed with video conferencing, which generally comes with expertise points and could be troublesome for listeners to listen to. One legislative research committee listening to halted quickly earlier this week as a result of the audio stopped working for a witness testifying remotely.
The upgrades are deliberate as high lawmakers are beginning to think about precisely how the Legislature will conduct enterprise after it convenes its subsequent annual session in January. Most choices are pending.
Legislative leaders additionally may think about may require plexiglass partitions in committee rooms, shut the Home and Senate galleries and restrict on who can enter the constructing. Additionally they may require lawmakers to put on masks.