Ask the House State Government & Tribal Relations Committee to take executive action & vote "DO PASS" out of committee.
*Reach out to committee members before executive session on Feb 20th.
Please register your support for SB 5856 HERE.
• The bill PASSED the Senate on January 31 with unanimous support - Yeas, 48; Nays, 0; Absent, 0; Excused. Floor amendments were adopted. (View 1st Engrossed)
• The bill had public hearing in the House State Government & Tribal Relations Committee on February 16th. You can view hearing HERE.
• Establishes voter registration in another state as a separate basis for a voter eligibility challenge.
• Requires voter eligibility challenges based on residence to utilize a form provided by the Secretary of State.
• Specifies that inactive voters are not subject to a voter eligibility challenge.
• Authorizes a county auditor's designee to preside over a voter eligibility challenge.
• Requires the county auditor to attempt to resolve a voter eligibility challenge prior to a hearing.
• Establishes a ten-day timeline for a county auditor to determine if a voter eligibility challenge is in proper form and has a legal and factual basis.
Legislator & Staff Information
Committee & Bill Information
Submitting Written Testimony
How to Register to Testify Remotely
Additional Information About Testifying
Check The Schedule
Check the legislative website to know when a bill is scheduled to be heard. Be advised, schedules can change quickly, especially in the final days of a legislative session. You can also contact the legislative staff of the bill's prime sponsor to get an idea of when the bill might be heard in committee for public comment.
Know the Process and Players
Before testifying, know who is sponsoring the bill, who supports or opposes the bill and why. Be familiar with the committee chairs, committee members, and legislative staff. You may also let the sponsor of the bill or key legislators know beforehand you are testifying on the bill, especially if you are representing a group or organization. They may have specific points they want you to focus on.
Know the Purpose of Your Testimony
Understand why you are testifying. Are you there to persuade, dissuade, provide expertise, or delay action on a bill? Know how to separate out the important points of your testimony to ensure they are heard. Personal stories are a good way to illustrate your testimony and can make the biggest impact on committee members.
Essential Components of Your Testimony
Build Strategic Coalitions with "Likely Voters"
Do Your Research
Schedule Your Meeting
Be Polite, Professional and On Time
Introduce Yourself as a Constituent Who Votes
Making Your Ask & Providing Materials
Other Important Tips and Follow Up