The Scene talks about a prank at the Metro Council where 3 microphones were disconnected and that it cost $144 to fix.
I believe the TN General Assembly desks are similar. The microphones can also be disconnected there, leaving the cord trapped between panels of wood. When this happened at the TN General Assembly, they just got out a coat hanger that had been stretched out and pulled the plug up.
No recess needed. And it certainly didn't cost $144. Perhaps the Metro Council should look into that.