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New rules approved for groups visiting NC General Assembly

New rules were approved Thursday governing groups wanting to visit the General Assembly New rules were approved Thursday governing groups wanting to visit the General Assembly
RALEIGH, NC (AP) -

A General Assembly commission has approved new rules on how people can gather in the Legislative Building in Raleigh.

The rules approved Thursday update several provisions, including what signs are allowed, and extending building hours. The rules also prohibit activities that create an "imminent disturbance."
Rep. Tim Moore of Cleveland County noted that the Legislative Building was the most open state building. He said the new rules are designed to avoid the impression that any groups are treated unfairly.

Leading Democrats criticize the new rules, saying they are too vague and were passed without public input. They say the rules are intended to quash large demonstrations like the "Moral Monday" protests set to resume next week.

To see the list of new rules approved, click here: http://bit.ly/1sxU2Sp

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