NCSL has partnered with State Net/LexisNexis to provide legislators and legislative staff access to State Net’s legislative tracking and research software, allowing them to search and filter legislation from the 50 states, Washington D.C., Congress and the territories. Members have access to the full text of every bill, summaries and other state resources such as fiscal notes, staff summaries and sponsor memos. In addition to bills, NCSL members can also search executive orders and ballot measures.
The Bill Information Service (BIS), also contains additional legislative resources, such as weekly session schedules, links to live hearings, session statistics and other state-specific resources.
The BIS is not available to members of the public. You must be registered on the NCSL website as a legislator or legislative staff to gain access to this service. If you've reached this page and believe you are registered and logged into the website, e-mail the BIS Team for assistance.
Bills are searchable by:
- Bill number.
- Author (sponsor).
- Location (specific committee, chamber, etc.).
Sign up for upcoming BIS training webinars—half-hour sessions scheduled throughout the year.
Online training is available 24/7.
Help instructions are available in pop-up windows in the bill information system. Enable pop-up windows in your browser for the State Net site to view the help screens.
Please see the LexisNexis Terms and conditions.