Testifying before a legislative committee – points to remember

  1. Be sure to sign in at the door indicating you wish to testify, noting the bill you are addressing (by number) and whether you are FOR or AGAINST it.
  2. Those testifying FOR the bill speak first, followed by those AGAINST.
  3. Begin your testimony by introducing yourself and stating whether you are speaking for yourself or on behalf an organization.
  4. Make your points, couching what you have to say with information and/or a story that illustrates your point.
  5. Conclude your presentation by asking the committee to vote FOR or AGAINST the bill.
  6. Thank the committee and indicate that you will be available for questions.
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