Request to Speak (RTS) is a tool that the Arizona Legislature has to allow citizens to weigh in on bills as they move through the process of becoming law. All you need to do is create an account and you can give your feedback from the comfort of your computer!
When the committee is in session, the committee members, and the public, will see a list of names of people who have registered an opinion, if they wish to speak or not, who they are representing, and comments they may leave in the comment box. This information is also available if a person searches past committee agendas.
Having an RTS account does NOT mean you have to speak in committee hearings if you don't want to! You can if you wish, or you may simply register your support or opposition to legislation and leave comments.
Follow these simple steps for creating an RTS account:
- Visit the Arizona Legislature (1700 W Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85007) to create an account. You are required to come to the capitol the first time you use the RTS system. When you come to the Capitol, you can create an account and sign in on one of the Kiosks in either the House or Senate buildings.
- If you are not able to physically visit the Capitol, you can contact us to have someone create an account for you.
- Alternatively, you can create an account online to view bill progress, but you will not be able to sign in to add your comments to bills.
- Once you have your account created, you'll be able to visit https://apps.azleg.gov/ to log in and view the status of bills and give your input on legislation.
You can also check out Expect More Arizona's guide to RTS here: