Online Tools Help Track New Bills in Utah

Keeping Up With the Legislature has Never Been Easier

SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With the start of the 2019 legislative session Utah residents turn their
attention to the business of state government. Utah.Gov and the Utah
State Legislature work to provide useful tools to help Utahans track
legislation and learn more about what legislators are proposing.

Last year the legislature launched a newly redesigned legislative
website, le.utah.gov.
The site helps Utah residents connect and interact with their
legislators. Utah residents can learn about proposed and past
legislation as well as listen to committees and floor debates.

“One of the primary goals of the Utah House is to be accessible to the
public,” said Speaker of the House Brad Wilson. “In doing so, we need
ensure that we are equipping our constituents with the tools to have
meaningful interactions. The Department of Technology Services provides
platforms that make the work we do more effective and meaningful. I’d
encourage citizens to use them and engage.”

At le.utah.gov residents and interested parties can:

  • Find all proposed legislation
  • Create an account
  • Create lists for tracking legislation
  • Track your lists from any device
  • Follow the process and see status
  • See sponsors for legislation

The legislature also provides the Bill Watch mobile application, Bill
Watch helps residents who want to keep up with legislative issues search
for bills by topic, legislator’s name, or bill number. The app will send
updates directly to a mobile device via push notification. Bill Watch
users can create and share lists of legislation with other concerned
residents.

Find Bill Watch in the iTunes
or Google
Play
Store to download the app.

“These simple online services help improve communication and make
information about the legislative process easily accessible to all,”
said Brad Wilson, Speaker of the House of Representatives. “They are an
important tool to demonstrate our accountability to the people of Utah.”

Another way to learn more about what goes on at the capitol and on le.utah.gov
is the capitol virtual tour. Website visitors can explore the capitol by
moving in any direction in the 360-degree image and viewing points of
interest that include exterior buildings, legislative chambers, artwork
and building information. The tour’s exclusive access to the capitol
provides stunning views that are not usually available to visitors.

To learn more visit Utah.Gov.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/UtahGov

Facebook: http://www.utah.gov/facebook/

RSS feeds: http://www.utah.gov/connect/feeds.html

Utah blogs: http://www.utah.gov/blogs/

About Utah.Gov

Utah.gov is the entry point to over 1,000 online services and benefits
over 2.7 million residents in the state of Utah. Utah.gov provides
citizens and businesses with more convenient options for interacting
with government. Through Utah.gov, citizens can find public meetings,
renew their vehicle registration, buy a hunting and fishing license,
register a business, find a transparent state budget, and much more. In
2018 alone, Utah.gov received 15 awards making it one of the nation’s
most honored state website. Utah.gov is managed and operated through a
public-private partnership between the state and Utah Interactive, the
Salt Lake City-based official digital government partner for the state
of Utah. Utah Interactive is part of firm NIC’s family of companies.

About NIC

NIC Inc. (Nasdaq: EGOV) is the nation’s premier provider of innovative
digital government solutions and secure payment processing, which help
make government interactions more accessible for everyone through
technology. The family of NIC companies has developed a library of more
than 13,000 digital government services for more than 6,000 federal,
state, and local government agencies. Among these solutions is the
ground-breaking personal assistant for government, Gov2Go, delivering
citizens personalized reminders and a single platform for all government
interactions. More information is available at www.egov.com.

Contacts

Utah Interactive
Sara Watts
General Manager
801-983-0275
swatts@utahinteractive.org
or
Stephanie
Weteling
Department of Technology Services
Public Information
Officer
801-538-3284
stweiss@utah.gov

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