Texas House Implements Electronic Witness Committee Forms

If you have ever testified before a legislative committee at the State Capitol, you are familiar with filling out a Witness Affirmation Form (WAF) stating your position on a bill, who you represent, etc.  These hardcopy forms were then submitted to the committee clerk to be placed in a queue for the chairman to call once the bill was laid out.

If you are testifying before a House Committee this legislative session, this process has changed.  You can now load a profile online at: 
https://www.mytxlegis.legis.state.tx.us/hwrspublic/about.aspx

After your profile has been created and saved, you can access your information from iPads located outside the House committee hearing rooms or from your personal iPad.  From there, you can create an electronic WAF by choosing which committee you plan to testify before and which bill you plan to testify on.

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