From an AZ House GOP press release -
The section most important to concerned citizens and other lege watchers is at the bottom of the press release (emphasis added) -
Important to note:
• All users will have to create a new account to access the new system; old accounts will not be carried over to the new system
• Setting up a new account requires a visit to the Legislature, once setup the account will work for committee meetings scheduled in both the House and the Senate
• After the account is setup, users will be able to access it remotely in order to make a request to speak at a committee meeting
To make a long story short:
The Arizona Legislature has a "Request To Speak" system for people to sign in to if they wish to weigh in on a measure that's up for committee consideration, whether in person at the Capitol or remotely via the internet.
Users, even remote users, must set up their account while physically at the Capitol. Inconvenient, but the current system has been in place long enough that most people who are interested in doing so have been able to set up an account.
That includes people people who tend to criticize the lege, but who, because of a conflicting work schedule or simple sheer distance, cannot travel to the Capitol on a regular basis.
Now, in the name of "efficiency", those people have all had their ability to have direct input on measures before the lege removed.
Much like the higher campaign contribution limits in last session's HB2593, it grants greater influence to the lobbyists. HB2593 enhances the effect of lobbyists' deep pockets; this move enhances the effect of lobbyists' constant presence at the Capitol.
It's also kind of like the voter suppression moves in HB2305, but done in a way that the voters cannot block or overturn.