HOW TO OBTAIN BILL INFORMATION A word of caution about reading legislative bills. It is important to pay attention to negating words and phrases like “except”, “unless”, “only if”, etc. Quite often, excellent language is followed by negating words that totally change the meaning of the initial language. It is particularly disturbing when the negating
HOW AN IDEA BECOMES LAW The AZ legislature has created two fine articles that explain the legislative process from beginning to end. One of those articles is fairly basic and uses a cartoon character (Arizona Bill) to explain the process. It may be accessed by clicking on this link: https://www.azleg.gov/alisPDFs/hbillaw.pdf The other article is far
Using the Request to Speak (RTS) program of the AZ Legislature Information System (ALIS). 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.
E-Mailing Legislators Using the AZ People’s Lobbyist Website Those of you who have visited the new legislature’s website at www.azleg.gov have very likely noted that it is not nearly as user friendly as the old version was. In fact, searching for most everything is downright annoying. But most important, it is impossible to send an