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Monday, February 9, 2015
Opportunities for Remote Testimony WA State Senate 2015 session
the Sixty-Fourth Legislature, the Washington State Senate is conducting a Remote
Testimony Pilot project to expand opportunities for citizens across the state to
actively participate in the legislative process from locations outside of
Olympia, Washington. Under the pilot project, the current use of remote
testimony from invited participants during legislative work sessions will be
expanded to include public testimony. Through the use of videoconferencing
technology, the public will be able to testify remotely on proposed legislation
scheduled for public hearing during selected Senate standing committee meetings.
scheduled for remote testimony will be identified on the committee
Meeting Schedule, and web pages as
such (i.e., Remote Testimony Opportunity). Opportunities to register for remote
testimony can be found at, http://leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/Pages/RemoteTestimony.aspx.
Registration forms must be submitted 48 hours prior to the committee hearing
Senate will evaluate the results of the pilot project during the 2015
legislative interim and may expand the project in the future to cover more
committees and hearings, as well as a wider audience and additional sites.
Initially, this pilot project will be limited and require the patience and
understanding of all Senators and staff, as well as the
Interests: Digital Inclusion, Languages and language access, walkability, accessibility, disaster preparedness.
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