Bill drafting is one of the most important functions of legislative offices and may be the service most often used by legislators each session. Technology has streamlined the process of creating bills drafts, tracking bill status, and making bills available on internal and public websites. The rapid pace of change and the complex nature of the legislative process also create challenges in developing and maintaining bill drafting systems.
In November and December 2012, NCSL surveyed state legislatures about features of bill drafting systems and the technology tools each state uses. Members of the National Association of Legislative Information Technology (NALIT) and the Legal Services Staff Section (LSSS) responded to the survey. Aggregated results of the survey follow.
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