TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ Attorney General Pam Bondi wants Florida lawmakers to pass a law that gives citizens the right to speak during public meetings.

Bondi said Tuesday that she was troubled that people, who had traveled for hours to come to a Cabinet meeting in January, were not given time to speak.

There is already a law that gives them the right to attend, but Bondi wants to have a law that also gives them a reasonable amount of time to voice their opinions at such meetings.

Bondi said she has always been firmly committed to Florida’s public records laws and open government.

The former Tampa prosecutor spoke at the annual luncheon of the Tallahassee-based First Amendment Foundation. The Associated Press is a financial supporter of the foundation.