BIS: 50-State + Full Text Search | Legislators and Staff Only (Please Log In)
NCSL has partnered with State Net to provide legislators and legislative staff access to a 50-state+ searchable legislation database containing the full text of every bill in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Congress for the current session. Puerto Rico bill summaries, but not the full text of legislation, also are available through the Bill Information service (BIS). (Bill information for U.S. territories is available from the legislative websites in Guam, Puerto Rico--available in Spanish only--and the Virgin Islands.)
State legislator and legislative staff have exclusive access to this resource, which also provides additional legislative resources, such as weekly session schedules and other state-specific resources. The service is not available to members of the public. Legislators and legislative staff need to sign into the NCSL website to gain access.
Bills are searchable by:
- Bill number
- Full text
- Author (sponsor)
- Location (state)
NCSL also has developed several featured searches for selected current issues not covered in other databases on our site. Legislators and staff signed into the NCSL website can select and run featured searches with just the click of a mouse.
Help instructions are available in pop-up windows in the bill information system. You will need to enable pop-up windows in your browser for the State Net site to view the help screens.