Closed Door Sessions
It seems like some legislators do not like House Minority Whip Mark Martin's live-blogging on committee meetings. His informative reports are posted on his blog "Off the Marble". Today he wrote "this may be the last time I am able to do this".
It seems that Tim Massanelli, the boss of the House staff and reigning expert on matters of rules, cautioned Martin about this practice using the curious reasoning that the state Constitution's ban on legislators being "arrested" or "questioned" while in route to or on their duties was somehow violated by Martin's live-blogging of their comments. I know, I don't get it either. Using that interpretation, I guess it is unconstitutional for one legislator to ask another legislator a question while in session?