|Published:||Sep 21, 2013 5:22 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 21, 2013 5:22 PM EDT|
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is recommending changes to Capitol security in the wake of a 31-day long protest.
A small group of protesters upset by the acquittal of George Zimmerman in Trayvon Martin's killing refused to leave the Capitol for more than a month this summer.
Some of the proposed changes include prohibiting anyone sleeping in public portions of the Florida Capitol. Additionally, food and drink could not be stored or prepared in Capitol hallways without prior approval.
People who are in the Capitol after business hours could be arrested for trespassing. The Capitol will remain open if there is a legislative meeting going on but people must leave 30 minutes after.
Scott and legislative leaders must approve the changes which were first reported by The Tallahassee Democrat.
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