Legislative Information Technology

4/8/2022

Two people looking at large computer monitorsTechnology in Legislatures

Legislative information technology is becoming increasingly sophisticated and is providing legislatures with improved efficiency and citizens with enhanced access to the legislative process. As legislatures become more digitized and as paper is reduced, the preservation of digital materials has also become a higher priority.

All states provide internet or television broadcasts of legislative proceedings and legislatures are providing wireless access in capitol buildings and tools so that citizens can track bills, legislative actions and other activities. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many legislatures moved quickly to adopt videoconferencing, additional web streaming and remote access tools to maintain legislative continuity. 

Legislatures and legislators are also utilizing social media, like Facebook and Twitter, to connect with constituents. 

This web page includes information about legislative websites, legislative technology offices and legislatures' use of information technology, including:

Legislative IT Resources

Surveys

Annual surveys of the National Association of Legislative Information Technology:

 Featured Publications