Like all good websites, the Washington Legislature's website continues to
evolve. The latest improvement is the ability to track the progress of a bill
through through the legislative process and to receive automatic updates as the
status of your bill changes.
From the homepage:
- Click on "Bill Tracking."
- Click on "Register for a new account." You only need an email address to
establish a new account. Shortly after registering you will receive an email
message providing a password. Use the password to login and then change the
password to one of your choosing.
- From the Selected Bill Tracking site, click on "Create a new list." Here
you will create folders for individual topics or bills that you want to
Once you have created a list, you can add bill numbers to monitor. You can
combine, edit, and delete lists as well as print lists and export the status
information in one of several formats (Access, Excel, text, and Word). You may
also create customized reports.
LexisNexis and Westlaw subscribers have enjoyed bill-tracking functions for
a while; it is great to see this same advanced feature made available to
everyone who is interested in monitoring legislative action in the Evergreen
Thanks to Mary Whisner.