LEON works to improve the transparency and accountability of the legislature. LEON has accredited Monitors who observe all public sessions at the Senate and House. With help from The Carter Center, they have developed a reporting methodology (including attendance scorecards) and have developed relationships with key lawmakers and staff.
LEON released a report on the Legislature and its proceedings from August to December 2019, including the extension period and extraordinary sittings, highlighting these issues. It has also published contact lists, and key information from the Legislature on its website since these are not currently available from the Capitol.
LEON will continue to monitor proceedings and votes and expects to issue at least one- more public report. LEON will continue to advocate for votes to be recorded, for more of the debates to be held in public, for increased numbers of public hearings on key issues, and faster availability of legislation once passed.