Did you know that the Arizona Legislature has a system that makes it possible for the people of Arizona to provide feedback on proposed policy as it moves through the process? It is called the Request to Speak System (RTS) and your voice matters.
RTS is great way to share your opinion on legislative bills with all 90 Arizona Legislators in person, or from your home or office.
Here’s how to set up a new account:
1. Click “Create An Account;”
2. Input your information in the required fields;
3. Submit to create your account;
4. Save your sign in information for future reference;
5. Verify your account in person at the Arizona State Capitol.
Your Opinion Matters
Each legislative session hundreds of bills are introduced in the House of Representatives and in the Senate. These bills may then be assigned to be considered in legislative committees where they are heard and discussed.
Members of the public can attend these sessions and also request to speak in committee by signing in via the RTS System. Even if you cannot be there in person, once you have an active RTS account, you can sign on show your support or opposition to a bill and leave a comment from your desktop.
The AZBio Legislative Watch List
As Arizona’s Statewide Bioscience Industry Association, AZBio works with our elected leaders to educate and inform on the key issues that will help to make Arizona a Top-Ten Bioscience State and works across our community to support our members, our industry, our healthcare partners, and patient advocacy organizations.
During legislative session, the AZBio team reads every bill that is published and then adds bills that may be of interest to AZBio Members to a watch list that is found under the Advocacy tab at AZBio.org. This provides a shortcut for AZBio members who may not have to read hundreds of bills. View the 2024 Watch List
Join us for AZBio Day at the Arizona Capitol and learn more about the legislative process on March 13, 2024.