State lawmakers are looking to file a bill that would Capitol Police officers more power, and in theory, protect them. One of Speaker Thom Tillis’ senior staff members (he is sponsoring this bill) introduced the legislation to a judicial committee on Wednesday morning- telling the legislators that if they haven’t received a threat yet- they will, and they need this extra protection. Lawmakers say they want to make sure it does not cause problems with local law enforcement divisions. Here is a little bit of the bill presentation: