Denver-based LegiNation has launched a new database – BillTrack50 which helps users navigate bills at the state level to find relevant current and proposed legislation. The database was announced at the NonProfit Technology Conference.
Creators of the database point to recent public protests such as those over the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the presidential election as catalysts for BillTrack50. They note that by having access to legislation happening across the nation, individuals can see trends and take action in their own localities.
Visitors to the website will be able to search via keyword through state bills. The searches do include full text scanning, not just bill name or headline. Bills can also be shared through social media outlets or contact bill authors.
“The time for voters to be informed and act on state legislation is now- this is the year for participation,” said Karen Suhaka, president of LegiNation. “Recent events have damaged the American public’s trust and people are realizing that they must help keep organizations accountable.”