Remote Testimony Before Legislative Committees
Under current law, the executive committee of the legislative council committee of the general assembly is permitted to establish policies allowing legislative committees to take remote testimony from one or more centralized remote sites around the state. The act repeals that provision and allows the executive committee of the legislative council to establish policies allowing legislative committees to take testimony from government officials and employees and the public.
The act reduces general assembly general fund appropriation in the legislative appropriation act by $10,000 and appropriates $401,709 from the general fund to legislative council to implement the act.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)