Delawareans Can Take Part in House Committee Meetings and Sessions in Dover
Delaware’s General Assembly is back in session – and all committee meetings and sessions are broadcast live on the legislative website. The State House Democratic Caucus is also outlining its public participation process to ensure that all residents’ voices are heard on issues that affect Delaware. Residents have the option to attend committee meetings live – or by live stream and public comments can also be taken remotely.
More information from the House Majority Caucus:
Committee meetings provide a public vetting of legislation where legislators can ask questions of a bill sponsor, state agency heads or other experts. The public also has the opportunity to voice their support, opposition or concerns about legislation about each bill before the committee members vote on whether to release it. Committee members take a public vote on whether to release the bill from committee for consideration by the full House of Representatives.
Members of the public have multiple opportunities to view House committees and provide public comment during the meetings. They may attend proceedings and offer comment on legislation in person at Legislative Hall in Dover.
Residents also can view meetings online via livestream on the General Assembly website. If they wish to give public comment remotely, they must call into the established conference call line and enter the passcode provided on the committee meeting agenda page.
It is strongly encouraged that members of the public submit written comments via email at HouseCommitteeComment@delaware.gov before or up to close of business the day after the committee meeting takes place. All public comments will be incorporated into the committee meeting record.
All sessions of the full House are broadcast live on the General Assembly website, and members
of the public may attend session in person in the House Chamber.