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Top 10 Features of the Legislative Site

Top 10 Features of the Legislative Web Site

LIVE AUDIO
You can hear ALL current floor debates from the home page and session page. Past debates are archived online.

LIVE VIDEO
During session you can watch all floor debates live via the home page and session page.

LIVE AUDIO II
On July 1, 2005, we started broadcasting live audio feeds of ALL committee hearings and archived the audio record on line (via each individual committee page). Check out the Executive Appropriations Committee page for an example.

WHAT’S HAPPENING TODAY
The home page lists the day’s activities, with links to meeting agendas and committee information.

CALENDAR
Our official calendar with links to pertinent information.

REAL TIME BILL TRACKING
Interested parties can easily watch and listen as any bill makes its way through the legislative process.

BILL SEARCH
You can search ALL the bills working their way through the legislative process- past, present, and future. In addition, the Quick Bill Search function on the right-hand side of the home page lets you to find any bill back to 1997 by keyword, bill number, or sponsor name.

VOTING RECORD
Click on the Bill Status of any bill to find how your legislator voted (one of our most common constituent questions). See 2005′s SB 184 for one example.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY
You can see research drafting and research files, interim committee histories, and floor debates to better understand the intent of a bill. Currently our on-line audio files only go back to 1990. We’re working on getting the rest of them digitized and posted on the web. If you need to listen to audio debate prior to 1990, please give us a call.

LEGISLATIVE PUBLICATIONS
Appropriations Reports
Demographic Profiles of Legislative Districts
Legislative Audit Reports
Etcetera.

If you are new to the process, start with the Citizen’s Guide and move out from there.  Enjoy!

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