For two lawmakers, it’s a debate between what's legal and what's ethical.
Under Idaho law, people can record someone without the other person knowing.
That's what Rep. Brent Crane, R-Nampa, is doing in his office at the state Capitol. But his Democratic colleague, Rep. Mat Erpelding, is raising an eyebrow.
Crane says while the majority of his interactions with constituents, special interest groups, and lobbyists in his Capitol office are very pleasant, the lawmaker wants to be prepared for the worst.
"People are looking to entrap legislators and make accusations about legislators that are unfounded, whenever you have video evidence, a picture is worth a thousand words and then you can prove no, that interaction did not take place," says Crane.
Crane wants to make clear that his camera only picks up video, not audio.
His colleague, Rep. Erpelding was taken aback the other day after noticing he was being recorded while having a chat with Crane in his office.
“I think the reason I was uncomfortable with it because generally I think filming for being like shoplifting or types of criminal activity and all we were doing was talking. I think that there is an ethical obligation to tell me that I'm being recorded, particularly in the legislative offices where it is a place you don't anticipate it," says Erpelding.
Erpelding says Crane did eventually turn the camera away.
"I went and told my caucus to be cautious when they meet with Representative Crane because he is recording and not necessarily letting people know, all I did is went to my office and said heads up, there's a camera," says Erpelding.
Crane says he has no intention of taking the camera down and if you have nothing to hide, there shouldn't be an issue.
"It would make me wonder why someone does not want to have their interaction with someone filmed," says Crane.