Arizona Citizens Supporting Honest Representative Government At All Levels
Using the Request to Speak program of the AZ Legislature Information System
By Jose Borrajero
For those legislators who listen to citizen input, a major source of information is the testimony rendered at committee hearings, both in person and remotely. The following are instructions on how to provide opinions at committee hearings without being there physically.
NOTE: Testimony at hearings can only be done for bills that are scheduled for standing committee hearings (e.g. appropriations, education, etc.). For all bills, scheduled for hearings or not, one may provide citizen opinions via other methods, like e-mail, telephone, etc.
First, one must register. This has to be done at the capitol in Phoenix or the annex in Tucson, using one of the various terminals available. Once registered, one may log in as often as desired, using one's home computer. To do so, this is the procedure to follow:
Keep in mind that going through the 11 steps is a lot easier than it may seem when reading the instructions, and it gets easier every time you do it.