How Citizens Can Make A Difference Through Public Hearing
A public hearing is an open gathering of lawmakers, citizens, respective stakeholders, and government officials to discuss, debate and make proposals for a proposed law in the Legislature. It provides an opportunity to obtain public input on crucial legislative policy or proposed legislation that affects a wide range of citizens, such as a constitution review or the annual budget. It allows a group of citizens to communicate their interests to Legislators. A public hearing requires an open and mutually respectful dialogue between legislators, government officials, stakeholders and the citizens.