New York State Open Legislation Portal

6 11 2009

The New York State Senate has recently launched its ‘Open Legislation’ portal.

Among the new features on this beta version of Open Legislation: the dead-simple Google-like search interface you see above, and, thanks to the advent of permalinks, the ability for Google to actually crawl and serve up the site. Beyond that, the new portal has an assortment of options for tracking and pulling structured legislative information, either via API or data feed (XML, CSV, and JSON). What’s more, there’s built in commenting, so you can make your opinion known.

Laws should not exist in the ether, or be obscured by practical distance from the people whom it is enshrined to protect.

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