LITTLE ROCK — Increased security measures will be in place at the House chamber in the state Capitol building during the legislative session that begins next week, House Speaker Jeremy Gillam, R-Judsonia, said Thursday.

The new measures will include additional security guards at public entrances to the House and metal detectors at entrances to the chamber gallery, Gillam said in a statement.

People who want to view House proceedings in the chamber are encouraged to arrive at the screening checkpoints several minutes before the proceedings start, Gillam said.

Entrances to the House gallery are on the fourth floor at the north end of the Capitol.